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Patty Jenkins Speaks Out About Brett Ratner Allegations After Presenting Him an Award Last Week

Patty Jenkins Speaks Out About Brett Ratner Allegations After Presenting Him an Award Last Week

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has released a statement on Twitter about the Brett Ratner allegations, where actresses such as Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge spoke out about sexual misconduct.

“I’m extremely distressed to read these terrible allegations against Brett Ratner. When I spoke of Brett, I spoke of my own experiences with him, which were not these at all. I have never witnessed nor been aware of anything that is now being described. To be very clear, I am definitely not okay with this kind of behavior,” Patty wrote on Twitter. “Sexual harassment and assault are NEVER okay and I stand with and defend all of the men and women who are revealing these horrific encounters all over this industry and this world. I hope their disclosures bring about real change for all of us, and I am deeply grateful to them for their bravery.”

In her statement, Patty is referring to Sunday night’s Jewish National Fund, where she presented Brett with the Tree of Life award.

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  • cutitout

    It’s possible for people to lead double and triple lives depending on who they are dealing with. The fact is, because women have chosen not to speak up until there was a dogpile to jump on top of, this stuff has been allowed to go on and on. Not her fault what he did and not her fault she did not know.

  • greppinwolf

    This was an open “secret” forever. Natasha Henstridge spoke of him years and years ago. His casting couch behavior has been known a long time too (along with his parties.) If she was a foreign director, she’d get a pass. She’s not. She has come up through the Hollywood studio system. Asia Argento was right to call her out.

  • FrenchGirl

    OLIvia Munn already talked about RAtner’s behavior in more

  • Syrine

    Asia Argento should shut up since she knew about Polanski but signed the petition to set hi m free from jail. Same from Rose McGowan who worked with Victor Salva, a convicted child rapist who was in jail and when she was asked in an interview she said it’s not her business and he was sweet and gentle

  • greppinwolf

    Agreed that Polanski excusers/collaborators should have their feet held to the fire (see also Eva Green) but that doesn’t mean Argento shouldn’t call out Jenkins as a Ratner-apologist. Both things can be done.