“In light of a allegations being made, we am selecting to privately step divided from all Warner Bros.- associated activities,” Ratner pronounced in a statement. “I don’t wish to have any probable disastrous impact to a studio until these personal issues are resolved.”
Six women — including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge — spoke out opposite Ratner, 48, in an essay published by the Los Angeles Times Wednesday. Munn pronounced that while visiting a set of a 2004 Ratner-directed film After a Sunset, he masturbated in front of her.
An particular with believe of a conditions told EW Wednesday that Warner Bros. was disjunction ties with Ratner as his first-look understanding with a studio had lapsed and would not be renewed.
In a matter to the L.A. Times, Ratner’s profession Martin Singer vehemently doubtful a specific allegations and pronounced “no lady has ever done a explain opposite him for passionate bungle or passionate harassment. Furthermore, no lady has ever requested or perceived any financial allotment from my client.”
Ratner is a longtime Hollywood energy actor famous for directing the Rush Hour series and producing cinema like Horrible Bosses and The Revenant. He reportedly had a first-look understanding with Warner Bros. and was connected to a plan titled Goldfinch formed of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller of a same name. According to Deadline, insiders during Warner Bros. contend that Ratner no longer has an bureau during a studio, has been private from the Goldfinch project and will not have his understanding renewed.
On Wednesday, Playboy announced that plans for a Ratner-directed Hugh Hefner project have been put on reason following a allegations. Jared Leto, who was pronounced to be starring in a film, after announced that he was never partial of a project.
In further to Munn’s allegations, Henstridge told the L.A. Times that when she was 19, she was forced to perform verbal sex on Ratner in his New York unit after examination a film with a organisation of friends. Henstridge purported Ratner blocked a pathway when she attempted to leave and began touching himself.
“He strong-armed me in a genuine way,” she said. “He physically forced himself on me. At some point, we gave in and he did his thing.”
Actresses Jaime Ray Newman and Katharine Towne also claimed to a L.A. Times that Ratner done unwanted, assertive advances to them on a craft and during a party, respectively.
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