Emily Ratajkowski Nude Photo Book Has Model Fuming: ‘A Violation’

“These photos being used w/out my permission is an example of exactly the opposite of what I stand for,” she says

Last Updated: November 30, 2016 @ 5:32 PM

Emily Ratajkowski doesn’t usually seem averse to being depicted in the nude. But in this case, she’ll make an exception.

The “Blurred Lines” model and “Entourage” actress took to Twitter on Wednesday to rail against an upcoming book by Jonathan Leder, which contains nude photographs of her.

In a multi-part Twitter vent, Ratajkowski called the book “a violation.”

“I’ve been resisting speaking publicly on the recently released photos by Jonathan Leder to avoid giving him publicity. But I’ve had enough,” Ratajkowski wrote. “This book and the images within them are a violation.”

The book, due out next month, is an expanded reissue of a previously released book, containing photos that Leder shot of Ratajkowski in 2012.

“She was very, shall we say, comfortable with her body,” Leder said of the photos, according to a description of the collection by publisher Imperial Pictures Publishing. “And as far as shoots go, I would say it was fun.”

“Fun” is far from the word that Ratajkowski is using to describe the impending release. As Ratajkowski sees it, her photo shoot was intended for an “artful” magazine shoot, and are now not being used for ill intent.

“Five out of the now 100s of released photos were used for what they were intended: an artful magazine shoot back in 2012,” Ratajkowski wrote. “These photos being used w/out my permission is an example of exactly the opposite of what I stand for … women choosing when and how they want to share their sexuality and bodies.”

TheWrap has reached out to Imperial for comment.

Read Ratajkowsi’s comments below.


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