A response from Imperial Publishing
We were all deeply disturbed to read Ms. Ratajkowski’s latest false statements to NY Magazine.
While we understand that Ms. Ratajkowski no longer feels that the images represent her in the way she would like, and are probably detrimental to her career as an actress and celebrity, nonetheless, her recent accusations are based in fiction and not in fact, and the facts should matter.
Mr. Leder completely denies her outrageous libelous allegations of being ’assaulted’.
It is also not our first encounter with her wrath.
In 2016 Ms. Ratajkowski tried to stop publication of Imperial's books. She hired famed L.A. lawyer Marty Singer to send us a bullying scare tactic ‘Cease and Desist' letter.
Attached is our attorney Nancy Wolff's response, proving that we have had every legal right to publish these images, despite Ms. Ratajkowski’s numerous and repeated claims otherwise.
It is disheartening to us that NY Magazine would publish such a tawdry and baseless article, yet sadly not surprising.
We believe in the work and know that it is very popular amongst Emily’s fans. It is unfortunate that Ms. Ratajkowski has been at odds with it ever since her career as an actress took off.
We do not feel that we should be bullied by a celebrity though, and cease publication because she has decided that the photographs are no longer in her best interest.
We have every legal right to publish our books of Ms. Ratajkowski - despite what she has tried to maintain to the press.
Ms. Ratajkowski knows that, and her lawyers know that. She knows she has no legal recourse to stop publication, so bad mouthing the photographer ( again ) with false and salacious, baseless accusations seems to be her newfound answer.
We understand that she would like to 'control her image', but this is not the way to go about it.