Unless you've been living under a rock, there's a pretty good chance that you've seen Emily Ratajkowski's name in the press. A leaked excerpt from her upcoming book has spread like wildfire and has brought questions up about her past. Now, the model has decided to take back the mic.
It all started when a passage from the model's upcoming memoir My Body was leaked to the public without her consent. The highly-anticipated book is set to release later this month. However, the excerpt has circulated like wildfire and caused a great deal of stress for the new mother. So, Ratajkowski decided to take control of the situation and share her side. She spoke with Extra to discuss how the leak has impacted her, in addition to the story spreading around the internet that she experienced harassment on the set of Robin Thicke's music video set for Blurred Lines.
What seemed to be hurting the successful businesswoman the most was the lack of control she felt when the story went viral. "What's frustrating is I didn't come out with it; it was leaked," Emily explained during her interview. "It's been really hard for me; I really like to have control over my image, and I wrote this book of essays to share the whole story and all sides of it." But that whole plan was flipped on its head when someone managed to get a hold of the text and put it online. "I feel like it turns into a clickbait frenzy," she confessed. "Words... are getting thrown around rather than people reading the actual essay."
The interviewer from Extra asked her a question that was on the minds of many. Why didn't she come forward with her experiences earlier? And unfortunately, Ratajkowski's answer was one far too familiar. At the time of the video, Emily described herself as an "unknown model" with not much of a voice. But now? Emily felt empowered to speak her truth and invited readers to "hold nuance" in her book and read about the "evolution of [her] politics."
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