Ratner accused of sexual harassment by 6 women

FILE – In this April 26, 2017 file photo, Brett Ratner arrives at the Wolfgang Puck’s Post-Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis ensnared another prominent film director when six women, Including actress Olivia Munn, accused Ratner of harassment or misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report, on Wednesday, Nov. 1. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — Six women including actress Olivia Munn have accused film director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report.
Munn said that while visiting the set of Ratner’s “After the Sunset” in 2004, he masturbated in front of her in his trailer. Munn described the incident, without naming Ratner, in a 2010 collection of essays.The LA Times report describes other encounters where Ratner aggressively pursued actresses, sometimes following them into a bathroom. An extra on “Rush Hour 2” named Eri Sasaki said Ratner suggested he would give her a line in the film if she slept with him.

Police weren’t contacted about any of the incidents, nor did they result in financial settlements.

Representatives for Ratner didn’t immediately respond to queries Wednesday.

Ratner is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of sexual harassment in a scandal that began after The New York Times published an expose last month about decades of harassment allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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