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Director Brett Ratner sues woman for accusing him of rape

X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner has sued a woman who accused him of raping her decades ago.

hollywood Updated: Nov 02, 2017 14:00 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Six women, including Natasha Henstridge and Oliva Munn, claimed Brett Ratner sexually harassed them in a Los Angeles Times report on Wednesday.(REUTERS)

Filmmaker Brett Ratner has sued a woman named Melanie Kohler, who claims he raped her in Los Angeles over a decade ago. He says it’s a lie.

Six women, including Natasha Henstridge and Oliva Munn, claimed Ratner sexually harassed them in a Los Angeles Times report on Wednesday. Ratner is suing Kohler for defamation, claiming unspecified damages, reports TMZ.

According to the lawsuit, Kohler claimed in an October 20 Facebook post, “Brett Ratner raped me”. She even called him “a rapist on at least one night in Hollywood about 12 years ago”.

Kohler said Ratner “preyed on me as a drunk girl (and) forced himself upon me”.

According to Ratner’s lawyer, Kohler said she had met the filmmaker at a club here in either 2004 or 2005, and he took her to producer Robert Evans’s home where Ratner was living at the time. She says he forced her to have sex.

Ratner’s lawyer threatened to sue her if she didn’t take the post down immediately. She removed the post, but Kohler again started putting the same story out in various ways.

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First Published: Nov 02, 2017 14:00 IST