Recently an essay called 'Buying Myself Back' written by the model has been published by the New York Magazine. On it, she tells us the most unbelievable things about being a model. Among those, there is an accusation that involves molestation by the photographer Jonathan Leder. Keep reading to know more!
The New York Magazine recently posted in their section 'The cut' one of the most sensitive essays that Emily ever wrote. In there, she exposes how does a model feels in some aspects of their life.
One of the shocking points of the text is the one in which she explains how Jonathan Leder abused her in a photoshoot in 2012.
Emily detailed the alleged assault. It was an unpaid session in which she had to stay in Leder's house later at night and posed at first in lingerie. After that, the photographer encouraged her to pose naked.
The model also says that she had been drinking red wine that he offered to her throughout the evening. She said that she felt "wide awake but very, very drunk" by the time shooting had stopped at the end of the night.
Ratajkowski explains that under that condition, Jonathan took advantage of her. "Most of what came next was a blur except for the feeling. I don't remember kissing, but I do remember his fingers suddenly being inside of me." wrote the model in her essay.
The story continues among the text getting worst. Although Leder denied all these accusations, we think that Emily is such a brave woman for sharing that traumatic moment with us. Being a woman is hard under a patriarchal system in which some men think that can pass over you. One of the ways to stop these injustices is by showing them. So, Thank you, Em, for sharing this awful moment and encourage many women to talk by doing so!
Here is a video of her talking about her essays, check it out!