Miley Cyrus may have grabbed the lion’s share of the headlines following the Video Music Awards thanks to her scandalous, foam finger-aided duet with Robin Thicke, but her partner in crime actually earned quite a few double takes too for grabbing something of his own. The above picture was taken following the big event, and as you can see thanks the mirror, it features Thicke with his hand in a decidedly PG-13 rated place. Upon first glance, it looks like the image of a married man trying to sneak a little something past his wife, but if the girl actually getting her butt squeezed is to be believed, he snuck a lot more past Paula Patton than that.
The girl in question’s name is Lana Scolaro, and she’s a twenty-year-old college student and New York City socialite. She apparently met Thicke at a party more than a week before the VMAs, and around the time the now infamous picture was taken, their casual acquaintance apparently turned into something more. Speaking to Life & Style, Scolaro claims the singer approached her at the afterparty and said, “I just love the fact that you’re so young.” After taking a few sketchy pictures together and flirting, Scolaro, Thicke and Patton all apparently piled into a car together and headed for a party at the Greenwich Hotel. Upon arrival, the singer apparently followed the much younger woman into a bathroom where they allegedly made out, and he put his hands “everywhere” while Patton was just several feet away before they were interrupted and stopped short of doing the deed.
Here’s a portion of Lana’s exact quote…
“I went to the bathroom, and when I came out he was standing there. He turned off the lights so no one could see us, and he started making out with me. He was grabbing me. He was like, ‘I want to get you into bed!’”
It all sounds like a pretty scathing indictment, but at this point, there’s not any evidence to back it up except for the picture. I’m sure if every woman who got her butt grabbed by a male celebrity during a picture came forward, we would have photographs to run for the next decade. Just because someone takes an inch, doesn’t mean they’ll take an entire mile. Besides, Patton herself doesn’t seem worried. Here’s what her publicist had to say…
"It's just a girl looking for some attention. Paula and Robin aren't concerned."
Thicke is certainly no stranger to controversy thanks to his ”Blurred Lines” video, but I’m sure a cheating scandal is the last thing he wants to be thinking about right now. If he behaved himself, my sympathies go out to him. If he didn’t, well, he brought this on himself.