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6 Women, Including Olivia Munn, Accuse Brett Ratner of Harassment or Misconduct – Breaking News

6 Women, Including Olivia Munn, Accuse Brett Ratner of Harassment or Misconduct – Breaking News

High-profile director Brett Ratner has been accused of sexual assault or harassment by six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, who detailed their experiences with Ratner to the Los Angeles Times.Henstridge claims that Ratner forced her to perform oral sex on her in his New York apartment in the 1990s.The actress, then a 19-year-old model, was hanging out with the then-music video director watching TV.Henstridge fell asleep, she told the Times, and when she woke up the others had left and she was alone with Ratner.He blocked the exit and began touching himself, she tells the Times, and then he forced her to perform oral sex on him.“He strong-armed me in a real way.He physically forced himself on me,” she said.“At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.” Ratner’s attorney Martin Singer dismissed the accounts of Henstridge and the five other women, who opened up to the Times in a series of interviews, saying the alleged sexual misconduct occurred in private homes, on movie sets or at industry events.None of the women the Times spoke to reported the allegations to the police, the paper says in its Wednesday (Nov.1) story.”I have represented Mr.Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment,” Singer wrote to The Times in a 10-page letter.“Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.” Henstridge was compelled to speak out, as hundreds of women have come forward about their experiences with sexual harassment or assault, including by such high-profile figures as Harvey Weinstein and director James Toback, in recent weeks.Henstridge has crossed paths with Ratner numerous times in Hollywood, detailing her experience to her friend only within the last month, and three other people told the Times that Henstridge told them about what she says happened with Ratner.Ratner acknowledged spending time with Henstridge but disputed her claims with Singer accusing her of being, “upset after learning my client had a girlfriend who he would not leave” for her.Henstridge told the Times that she didn’t want to date Ratner and wasn’t alone with him prior to that night.Munn, meanwhile, said that Ratner masturbated in front of her when she visited him on the set of the 2004 movie he directed, After the Sunset.She wrote about the incident in a 2010 collection of essays but didn’t name Ratner.Still, he memorably boasted about his exploits with Munn on a 2011 episode of Attack of the Show, a TV program that Munn had previously co-hosted.”I used to date Olivia Munn, I will be honest with everybody here,” he said.“When she was ‘Lisa.’That was the problem.She wasn’t Asian back then.” “I banged her a few times .but I forgot her,” Ratner added.Days later, he told Howard Stern on the shock jock’s eponymous SiriusXM radio show that he was lying and apologized for making her look like “a whore.””I felt horrible,” Ratner said.“I said I bange

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