New reports continue to come out regarding sexual misconduct in Hollywood, and the latest shoe to drop comes from an extensive piece from the Los Angeles Times. According to the outlet, six women are now accusing X-Men: The Last Stand director, Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct. Among these women is actress Natasha Henstridge (Species, Selfie), who said he forced her to perform oral sex on him.
“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.”
Ratner’s attorney, Martin Singer, denied such allegations in a 10-page letter to the outlet, saying:
“I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”
This isn’t the first time Ratner has been accused of such behavior. In a collection of essays in 2010, Olivia Munn wrote about an incident when she delivered a meal to a person, who then proceeded to masturbate in front of her. The following year, Ratner admitted that the person in question was actually him.
As mentioned above, Ratner is just one of the latest men being accused of sexual harassment, along with the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Recent comments from actor Jackie Chan implied they were getting closer to a potential Rush Hour 4, but at this point, if you’re waiting for that film, we wouldn’t hold our breaths.
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SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times