The producer and director Brett Ratner is accused of sexual misconduct by six women, soon after ‘Love’ star, Andy Dick was fired from ‘Vampire Dad’ and ‘Raising Buchanan’ being accused of sexual harassment and delinquency on set.
As per the story published in Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Ratner was accused of sexual assault and harassment on movie sets, at industrial events, and in private homes by six women, including actress Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn as well.
‘The Whole Nine Yards’ actress Henstridge stated that Ratner harassed her when she was nineteen-years-old. She recalls that she was hanging out in front of the TV with friends at Brett Ratner’s New York apartment.
The actress fell asleep while watching the movie on Ratner’s couch, but, when Natasha woke up; she was alone with Ratner, who was in his early 20s. Henstridge said that Ratner blocked the doorway when she got up to leave. He then started to touch himself and then forced Henstridge for oral sex.
“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me. At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”
Likewise, Olivia Munn recalled the incident that occurred on the set of 2004 Ratner-directed movie “After the Sunset.” Munn, who was an aspiring actress back then, said that Ratner masturbated in front of her when she went to deliver a meal in his trailer.
Munn wrote about the incident in her 2010 collection, where she didn’t disclose Ratner’s name. Munn expressed-
“I've made specific, conscientious choices not to work with Brett Ratner. It feels as if I keep going up against the same bully at school who just won't quit. You just hope that enough people believe the truth and for enough time to pass so that you can't be connected to him anymore.”
Conversely, Ratner has denied the allegations through his attorney Martin Singer. According to the statement obtained by CNN from Singer-
“Brett Ratner vehemently denies the outrageous derogatory allegations that have been reported about him, and we are confident that his name will be cleared once the current media frenzy dies down and people can objectively evaluate the nature of these claims.”
The statement continued-
"He understands the seriousness of this issue and the importance of addressing the concerns of victims of sexual misconduct both in the entertainment industry and beyond."
In recent weeks, hundreds of women came forth in the wake of the allegations of sexual harassment and misconducts against different household names, which include famous names like Political Analyst Mark Halperin, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Baby Driver actor Kevin Spacey and much more.
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