Emily Ratajkowski Accuses Photographer Of Sexual Assault, Fans Praise Her For Her Bravery

Emily Ratajkowski Accuses Photographer Of Sexual Assault, Fans Praise Her For Her Bravery

KEY POINTS

  • Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski has accused photographer Jonathan Leder of sexual assault
  • Ratajkowski said that the photographer pushed his finger inside her without consent 
  • The photographer has vehemently denied all the allegations

Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski has accused photographer Jonathan Leder of sexually assaulting her during a photoshoot at the latter’s home in New York. She was 20 at the time.

In her essay for the NY Mag, the 29-year-old model-turned-actress detailed how the photographer touched her inappropriately while telling her to pose naked for some pictures. She started her essay by revealing that her agent told her to buy a bus ticket and travel to Catskills, New York to meet with Leder.

The model also shared that she was going to be shooting for a magazine called “Darius” and would have to spend the night with the photographer at his place. According to her agent, she won’t be paid for this shoot, but she’ll get some good “exposure” to start her modeling career.

“In 2012, my agent  told me I should buy a bus ticket from Penn Station to the Catskills, where a photographer named Jonathan Leder would pick me up and reimburse me for my fare. We’d shoot in Woodstock, for some arty magazine I’d never heard of called ‘Darius,’  and I’d spend the night at his place, she said. This was something the industry calls an unpaid editorial, meaning it would be printed in the magazine and the 'exposure' would be my reward,” Ratajkowski wrote.