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Brett Ratner Is 'Choosing to Step Away' Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Brett Ratner Is 'Choosing to Step Away' Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Brett Ratner is “choosing to step away” in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment brought forward by six women in a L.A. Times report, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge on Wednesday (November 1).

The 48-year-old director and producer responded to the allegations in a statement issued later that day to The Hollywood Reporter.

“In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.- related activities. I don’t want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved.”

Brett got his start in the industry directing music videos for artists like Madonna and Mariah Carey, and has had a hand in movies like X-Men: The Last Stand and Horrible Bosses.

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  • Mrs. Freeze

    Well then, don’t let the door hit that fat, nasty ass of yours.

    #fuckrightoff

  • Mrs. Freeze

    Well then, don’t let the door hit that fat, nasty ass of yours.

    #fuckrightoff

  • Casey C

    translation – WB saw what happened to TWC and ordered me to get the hell away from them but Im allowed to pretend it was my choice

  • Casey C

    translation – WB saw what happened to TWC and ordered me to get the hell away from them but Im allowed to pretend it was my choice

  • Kee FRIEND Leichtle

    Just how many male directors or actors are getting accused for this sort of thing? It feels like the numbers all of a sudden keep piling up! Kinda convincing me these women are either lying for attention (though no offense to Olivia Munn cause I love her) or some scammer is spreading lies and threatening the women to go along with the lies. I don’t know. I’m not too familar with the whole stories on these things. It just feels peculiar that a collection of these guys are getting accused of the same thing.

  • cinemaniac

    Well welcome to Hollywood. This is normal. Everyone knew about Kevin spacey and Harvey Weinstein for years and nobody spoke about it except jokes at Oscars or TV show such as family guy, 30 rock etc. I am glad Weinstein couldn’t run away so all the dirt bags can leave hollywood. Yet ratner is still strong as producer compare to Weinstein. Weinstein was losing his power in the last ten years. This year he was not even putting two movies tesla and maria magdalena. He pulled magdalena later date. So I am glad ratner kicked out too. Olivia munn wrote about this in her book in 2006 but she didn’t give name. These men were so powerful and used that power for bad. Now I am glad power of Internet is tearing them down. We don’t live in 80s or 90s anymore. It doesn’t mean you are rich and powerful you can duck whoever you want.