– by Joseph Jammer Medina

TheWrap is reporting that Brett Ratner’s long in-development Hugh Hefner biopic, has been put on hold by Playboy. In fact, all projects involving RatPac Entertainment have been put on hold in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood mogul.

A spokesperson for Playboy said the following to TheWrap:

“We are deeply troubled to learn about the accusations against Brett Ratner. We find this kind of behavior completely unacceptable. We are putting all further development of our projects with RatPac Entertainment on hold until we are able to review the situation further.”

This morning, news broke that Ratner had been accused of sexual assault or harassment by six women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, the latter of whom claimed that Ratner forced her to perform oral sex on him.

It’s also worth noting that while Jared Leto was reportedly attached to star, that report was actually false, according to Deadline, and that the star was never attached, and has no intentions of playing Hugh Hefner.

Playboy isn’t the only company affected by this, Warner Bros. is also “reviewing the situation” following the harassment claims. With Warner Bros., however, RatPac is a part of the RatPac-Dune Entertainment slate that finances a huge batch of films, including DC’s recent offerings Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad. With that in mind, it may be a little more difficult for them to do something like put all their films on hold with the RatPac name attached to it.

For more information on that, check out our story HERE.

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SOURCE: TheWrap, THRDeadline

  • Victor Roa
  • Behemothrex

    I just love how Hollywood is eating itself alive. The chickens have finally come home to roost, I wonder how it feels to have your whole career destroyed because of an anonymous allegation. Maybe they will come down off their moral high horses now…..pfft who am I kidding, they are going to go down like the Hindenburg.

    • Jeedai Infidel

      Fun to watch either way. I am also rooting for those that have been abused as children to get the courage to come forward as well. It’s coming.

    • Lane Meyer

      I think it’s going to blow over and it will business as usual. Everything moves in cycles and aside from Kevin Spacey foolishly kinda sorta admitting to being a pedo, there’s no proof. This trial in the court of public opinion bullshit is just that: bullshit. I want proof. An audio recording, a video, DNA, SOMETHING before I just decide that someone is guilty of something. I will admit that a bunch of people stepping forward about one person is very compelling, quantity has a quality of it’s own and all that. But, you cannot tell me that no one is using this newfound ability to accuse anyone to settle old scores. So yeah, as far as criminal actions go, I need some proof. So should everyone else.

  • Bruce Norris

    Something tells me these “witch hunts” are more symbolic than anything else and are designed to “trim the fat”. We’re being distracted…from what I’m not sure.

    • Lane Meyer

      I’m sure we’ll find out soon. I’m sure it will be absolutely horrible.

  • Lenin1959

    Next: Dustin Hoffman? Really?! I hope it is not true what I have just read. Of all people who have been accused, I only like Hoffman. We will see how this turns out.

    Things were really public decades ago. Superstars like Errol Flynn were pretty open about screwing young girls, Jerry Lee Lewis actually married an underage girl. Seems this shit never stopped in Hollywood, but not only in Hollywood, but everwhere where people are powerful and use the power to get some hard candy or rape girls of legal age. Horrible. I wonder what girls like Shirley Temple experienced back in the day…

    • Lane Meyer

      There’s an image I could have lived forever without.

  • Lane Meyer

    Brett Ratner is a notorious douchebag. They even had a joke on “Entourage” about him and his penchant for nude photography and inviting up and coming starlets to his home expressly for that reason. Expect a LOT more people to come forward about Ratner. A lot more. He’s openly bragged about how much he loves ‘the couch’. I have no trouble believing he’s a predatory ass clown.

    I don’t really understand Olivia Munn though. She’s openly bragged about fucking her way to where she is and in Hollywood she’s kinda seen as the village bicycle. You can’t go on and on about how being the biggest slut in La La Land is the ticket to stardom and then turn around and start making yourself out to be a victim. It doesn’t work. I feel the same way about Rose McGowan. Either way, I would really like some proof. That’s how it works. You provide evidence before you pass a guilty sentence. This #MeToo thing is too broad a brush to be really useful. People’s lives will ruined over this because just an accusation can end you in this day and age. Proof would be really nice. Weinstein is obviously guilty as hell and there is proof to back it up. If everyone else would provide something to back up their claims, that would be great.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.