All The Allegations Against Brett Ratner, The Director Accused Of Masturbating In Front Of Olivia Munn And Raping Another Woman

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Six actresses have brought forward sexual harassment claims against the Hollywood bigshot.

A total of six actresses came forward in the past week and accused director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct when they were young actresses trying to make it in Hollywood. Following that, another woman made a post on Facebook claiming that the Rush Hour director had raped her 12 years ago. 

Each of the women, Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge, Jorina King, Eri Sasaki, Kathrine Towne and Jaime Ray Newman told the Los Angeles Times how Ratner either masturbated in front of them or propositioned them for sex. According to Munn, when she delivered food to the director on the set of After the Sunset in 2004 he started masturbating. 

Munn wrote about the encounter in her 2010 collection of essays titled Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, without naming Ratner as the director. But he outed himself on a TV show the following year and said he was the director in the book and that he "banged" her.

He later said it wasn't true. 

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The same year her book came out, Munn said she ran into him at a party and he told her he bought 12 copies of a magazine she was on the cover of and masturbated on them. Ratner's lawyer says he "vehemently disputes" Munn's claims, as well as those made by the other women.

Newman alleges that the director switched seats on a flight in 2005 to sit next to her and showed her nude photos of his girlfriend. 

"[Ratner] was graphically describing giving me oral sex and how he was addicted to it,” she told the Times. Ratner's lawyer called that claim "ridiculous."

Towne said that during a party in 2005, he followed her into a bathroom and "made it evident that he had one motive." She was nervous and made a joke about how she was chubby. He responded: "I like 'em chubby sometimes."

“Even if hypothetically this incident occurred exactly as claimed, how is flirting at a party, complimenting a woman on her appearance, and calling her to ask her for a date wrongful conduct?” said Ratner's lawyer, Martin Singer.

Sasaki claims that when she was 21-year-old extra for the movie Rush Hour 2, he ran his index finger down her exposed midriff and asked if she wanted to go into the bathroom with him. 

When she refused, he asked her: "Don't you want to be famous?"

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A couple days later he asked her again and said if she did, he would give her a line in the movie. Again she said no. 

King, another extra in the film, asked her to come to his trailer so he could see her breasts. She hid in a bathroom until he forgot about her.

"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," she said.

Marty Singer tells Rolling Stone "we are confident that [Ratner's] name will be cleared once the current media frenzy dies down." Meanwhile, I've been contacted by over 20 new accusers and am investigating their claims.

Henstridge's claim dates back to the 1990s when the now 48-year-old director was in his early 20s. She said after hanging out with friends at his apartment in NYC, she fell asleep, and when she woke up, everyone was gone. 

She got up to leave and said Ratner blocked the doorway and wouldn't let her. He then started touching himself and allegedly 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.” 

According to TMZ, Ratner filed a claim against a woman named Melanie Kohler who posted on Facebook a few weeks ago that he had raped her and that he was "a rapsit on at least one night in Hollywood about 12 years ago."

She said she was brought back to a producer's house where he was living at the time and he preyed on her as a "drunk girl" and forced himself on her. She took down the Facebook post when Ratner's team asked her too, but has made allegations on other social media platforms. 

In a 10-page letter to the LA Times, Singer disputed the women's accounts and said: 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.”

Ratner released a statement announcing he was stepping away "from all Warner Bros.-related activities." 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz). 

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