Six women have accused American director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment, according to the Los Angeles Times. Among them are actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.
According to Mann, she met Ratner on the set of After Sunset in 2004, where she was invited by a friend. On set, Mann was asked to bring the Ratner lunch. When the actress entered the trailer, she found Ratner there: "He was holding a shrimp cocktail in one hand and masturbating with the other." After that, Mann told her sister about the incident, who advised her to contact a lawyer, but the lawyer advised the aspiring actress not to oppose the famous director. Mann mentioned the story in her book Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, but did not name the director. On the 2011 Attack the Show, Ratner admitted it was him, adding that he slept with Mann “a couple of times”. After Ratner denied his words and apologized to the actress on the air of the Howard Stern Show.
Natasha Henstridge, in turn, claims that Ratner molested her after a party at his house when the actress was nineteen. According to Henstridge, she and her friends watched a movie, but she fell asleep. When the actress woke up, she found that all the guests had already left and only she and Ratner remained in the apartment. She went to the door, but the director blocked her way and forced her to oral sex.
Playboy Enterprises decided to suspend filming of the biopic of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner during the investigation, expressing "deep concern" over the accusations against the director of the film. And Jared Leto, who, according to rumors, was supposed to play the main role in the film, said that he was not even going to participate in the project.
Brett Ratner, in turn, has already filed a lawsuit against Melanie Kohler, who spoke about how Ratner raped her "about twelve years ago," calling Kohler's words slander.