6 accuse director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment: Offered me a line in film if I slept with himhollywood Updated: Nov 01, 2017 19:40 IST
Director Bratt Ratner has been accused by six women, including Olivia Munn, of sexual harassment.(Shutterstock)
Six women, including actor Olivia Munn, have accused film director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report.
Munn said that while visiting the set of Ratner’s After the Sunset in 2004, he masturbated in front of her in his trailer. Munn described the incident, without naming Ratner, in a 2010 collection of essays.
“He walked out ... with his belly sticking out, no pants on, shrimp cocktail in one hand and he was furiously masturbating in the other,” Munn said. “And before I literally could even figure out where to escape or where to look, he ejaculated.”
The LA Times report describes other encounters where Ratner aggressively pursued actors, sometimes following them into a bathroom. An extra on Rush Hour 2 named Eri Sasaki said Ratner suggested he would give her a line in the film if she slept with him.
Another extra on the film, Jorina King said he called her in his trailer and asked to see her breasts. She hid in a restroom to escape him. “I figured if I could stay out of his eyesight, if I could stay away from him, he will forget about me and he will choose someone else, and that is exactly what happened,” King said.
Actors Katharine Towne, Natasha Henstridge and Jaime Ray Newman are the other three women to accuse him.
Police weren’t contacted about any of the incidents, nor did they result in financial settlements.
Representatives for Ratner didn’t immediately respond to queries Wednesday.
Ratner is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of sexual harassment in a scandal that began after The New York Times published an expose last month about decades of harassment allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
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First Published: Nov 01, 2017 19:36 IST