Six Women, Including Olivia Munn, Accuse Director Brett Ratner Of Sexual Misconduct

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Six women, including actor Olivia Munn, have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault against director and producer Brett Ratner, the man behind X-Men: The Last Stand, Rush Hour, and other Hollywood blockbusters.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Munn alleged Ratner masturbated in front of her on the set of After the Sunset, a film he directed in 2004 when Munn was still an up-and-coming actor.

Munn, who did not appear in the film, said the incident happened when she was taking a meal to Ratner’s trailer as she was visiting the set. She told the paper she let out a “startled scream” and left the set along with her sister, Sara Potts, who backed up Munn’s story.

“I’ve made specific, conscientious choices not to work with Brett Ratner,” Munn said.

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Canadian actor Natasha Henstridge also claimed that when she was a 19-year-old fashion model the director “physically forced himself” on her and made her 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.”

Other women shared stories of Ratner sexually harassing them at parties, on movie sets, and on airplanes.

Ratner’s attorney, Marty Singer, and the director’s publicist did not immediately respond to requests for comment from BuzzFeed News.

However, Singer “categorically” denied all the women’s allegations in a detailed statement on behalf of Ratner to the Los Angeles Times.

“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 said. “Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”

A representative from Warner Bros., with whom Ratner has extensive business ties, told BuzzFeed News the studio was looking into the allegations

“We are aware of the allegations in the LA Times and are reviewing the situation,” a spokesperson said in an emailed statement.