Woman who was infamously groped by Robin Thicke resurfaces for ‘10-year-challenge’
In 2013, Robin Thicke made himself a household name - but not quite for the right reasons. The now-41-year-old had enjoyed a decent music career up until that point, but really only found true fame with his hit single, Blurred Lines. Rather than making him a celebrated figure, however, the tune very quickly became known as a misogynistic anthem, and Thicke was branded as something of a womaniser.
"It promotes a very worrying attitude towards sex and consent," said Kirsty Haigh, a representative for one student union that banned the song from its college campus. "This is about ensuring that everyone is fully aware that you need enthusiastic consent before sex. The song says: 'You know you want it.' Well, you can't know they want it unless they tell you they want it."
Some of the most controversial lines in the song included, "But you're an animal, baby, it's in your nature/Just let me liberate you" and "I hate these blurred lines/I know you want it/I hate them lines/I know you want it" - but it was Thicke's own actions that proved him to truly be a questionable guy.
In the same year the song was released, Thicke was photographed groping a woman as she posed for a picture with him.
Lana Scolaro, the woman in question, found herself the subject of a media scandal when she posted the snap on social media. When she initially shared the image, she didn't notice anything wrong with it. What she didn't spot, however, was that Thicke's hand on her behind was very clearly visible in a reflection behind them.
"I knew his hand was on my butt. I posted it on Instagram and didn’t notice the reflection. But someone noticed it and commented. I was just like, 'Oh I'll Instagram this photo with Robin Thicke, like everybody else,'" she said at the time. "I didn’t think it would cause this much drama. I didn’t know it would be all over everything like this."
Thicke was married to Paula Patton when the incident happened, which is why it was even more scandalous than it would have been if he was just a regular sleazy guy posing with a fan.
Anyway, fast-forward six years, and Scolaro has something to say about the matter.
Posting a split image of then/now on Instagram, Scolaro wrote, "So everyone’s doing this 10 year throwback thing and I no longer wanna be known as the ass-grab girl but love ya @RobinThicke ... I will be deleting this post tomorrow."
Ignoring for a second that this didn't actually happen a decade ago, this whole post seems a little confusing. First, Scolaro says she doesn't want to be known as "the ass-grab girl", but then she goes ahead and posts a picture of the incident. Then, she still gives a shout-out to Thicke with a "love ya" that implies no hard feelings.
I guess the point of the post was that she's a DJ now - which is cool, I guess.
Meanwhile, Thicke is... well, we're not sure, really. For the past few years, he's sort of slipped off the radar. Wherever he is, though, let's hope he's keeping his hands to himself.