Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 6 Women Including Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge

Said Henstridge: “He physically forced himself on me… At some point, I gave in and he did his thing”

Last Updated: November 1, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

Director and producer Brett Ratner has been accused of sexual misconduct by six women, including actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn, according to a Los Angeles Times report published Wednesday.

Henstridge told the L.A. Times that as a 19-year-old model, she fell asleep watching TV with Ratner and some friends at his New York City apartment. When she woke up and tried to leave, she said that Ratner “blocked the doorway with his body and wouldn’t budge.”

“He began touching himself,”  and then forced her to perform oral sex, the Times wrote.

“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,” Henstridge, now 43, told the newspaper. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”

Ratner, through his attorney Martin Singer, disputed Henstridge’s account. Singer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the allegations or the “10-page letter” the lawyer sent to the L.A. 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 in the letter. “Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”

Ratner rose to fame in the 1990s directing a series of blockbusters, including three hit “Rush Hour” movies and 2006’s “X-Men: Last Stand.” He also has produced hits, including the Oscar winner “The Revenant.”

Munn told the newspaper that while visiting the set of “After the Sunset” as an aspiring actress in 2004, director Ratner masturbated in front of her in his trailer when she went to deliver a meal.

Years later, the “Newsroom” actress said she ran into Ratner at a CAA party, where he boasted of ejaculating onto magazine covers featuring her image.

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

“It feels as if I keep going up against the same bully at school who just won’t quit,” she said. “You just hope that enough people believe the truth and for enough time to pass so that you can’t be connected to him anymore.”

Ratner and Singer also deny those allegations, according to the Times.

“The Punisher” actress Jaime Ray Newman and Katharine Towne (“What Lies Beneath”) also said that Ratner had engaged in inappropriate conduct with them, as did “Rush Hour 2” background actresses Eri Sasaki and Jorina King. Read the full Los Angeles Times story here.

The 48-year-old Ratner is the director of the “Rush Hour” movies and an executive producer on “The Revenant,” “Horrible Bosses” and TV’s “Prison Break.”

Ratner, whose Warner Bros.-based production company RatPac was founded with billionaire investor James Packer, has seen his films gross more than $2 billion worldwide.