Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Olivia Munn alleges director of sexual misconduct

Brett Ratnere, left, and Olivia Munn.

ASIAN AMERICAN actress Olivia Munn was among the women who have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood director and producer Brett Ratner, the man behind X-Men: The Last StandRush 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 actress.
She was asked to deliver a meal to the director's trailer. According to Munn, she was assured that he would not be there.

It was much to her surprise, then, that Ratner was not only in his trailer, but was also sans pants and eating a shrimp cocktail.

She told the L.A. Times she let out a "startled scream" and called her sister, Sara Potts, who backed up Munn's story.

“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. 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."
Munn was among the six women who have come forth, emboldened by the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment and assault and inspired by the over 70 women who have come forward against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Ratner denied the allegations outlined in the report to CNN through his attorney, Martin Singer.

"Brett Ratner vehemently denies the outrageous derogatory allegations that have been reported about him, and we are confident that his name will be cleared once the current media frenzy dies down and people can objectively evaluate the nature of these claims," the statement read. 

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