Lana Scolaro, the woman Robin Thicke allegedly groped at the MTV Video Awards after-party, admitted that she was aware that the singer’s hand had strayed toward her bottom, but did not know that it was visible in the reflection of the mirror 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," the socialite told Celebuzz.
“I was just like, ‘Oh I'll Instagram this photo with Robin Thicke, like everybody else,’” she told Celebuzz, adding, “I didn’t think it would cause this much drama. I didn’t know it would be all over everything like this.”
Ever since the photo hit the Internet, rumors have been swirling that the photograph was altered to seem like Thicke was groping Scolaro’s bottom. But, she quashed these talks, stating: “I don't even know how to use Photoshop. I didn't even know that was the reflection until I uploaded it,” Scolaro was quoted as saying by Aceshowbiz.
Scolaro, who met Thicke through common friends one week before the VMAs, said the “Blurred Lines” singer followed her to the DJ booth, and the photograph was clicked near there. The picture was taken by Thicke’s security guard who reportedly said that they make a cute couple.
The 36-year-old singer, who is married to actress Paula Patton, has remained tight-lipped about the butt-grabbing incident since the controversy broke after a Twitter user tweeted the photograph to Patton with a message, “Look at the reflection girl.”
The couple is currently on a family beach vacation in Miami, and Thicke posted on Twitter a photograph of their happy vacation indicating that the scandal has not affected his marriage. Thicke, who began dating Patton 20 years ago when he was just 16, married his childhood sweetheart in 2005. They welcomed their son, 3-year-old Julian, in 2010.
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.