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Gal Gadot Responds to Rumors That She Got Brett Ratner Fired From Wonder Woman Sequel

Gal Gadot Responds to Rumors That She Got Brett Ratner Fired From Wonder Woman Sequel
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Gal Gadot has addressed rumors that she had refused to play Wonder Woman again if Brett Ratner is involved in the sequel in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the producer.

The actress — who starred as the iconic character in this summer’s hit Wonder Woman film and reprises the character in Justice League, out
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Brett Ratner Accuser Prepared to Testify in Court and 'Be the Voice That Helps Other Women Come Forward'

Brett Ratner Accuser Prepared to Testify in Court and 'Be the Voice That Helps Other Women Come Forward'
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Melanie Kohler was hit with a defamation lawsuit after accusing director Brett Ratner of raping her over a decade ago, but she’s not backing down.

Despite deleting the Oct. 20 Facebook post — in which she called Ratner a “rapist” and said the assault took place “in Hollywood about 12 years ago,” according to court documents obtained by People — Kohler said
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Busy Philipps Bashes Brett Ratner Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘He Is a Garbage Human’

Busy Philipps Bashes Brett Ratner Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘He Is a Garbage Human’
Actress Busy Philipps is speaking out against movie producer and director Brett Ratner.

On Wednesday, Philipps, 38, responded to the news that the longtime Hollywood power player, 48, had been accused of multiple cases of sexual misconduct or harassment — including by actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge — in an article published by the Los Angeles Times.

Olivia Munn has been saying this for years and he has been disgusting about the allegations and to her for years. He is a garbage human,” Philipps wrote.

Munn claims that while visiting the set of the 2004 Ratner-directed film After the Sunset, he masturbated in front of her.
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Brett Ratner Stepping Away From All Warner Bros. Projects Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Brett Ratner has officially responded to the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct that were levied against him in a recent Los Angeles Times report.

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

Six women — including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge — spoke out against Ratner, 48, in an article published by the Los Angeles Times Wednesday. Munn said that while visiting the set of
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Brett Ratner Sues Woman for Defamation Over Rape Allegation

Brett Ratner Sues Woman for Defamation Over Rape Allegation
Brett Ratner has filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who claims he raped her over a decade ago in Los Angeles.

Melanie Kohler first made the allegations against the director in an Oct. 20 Facebook post, calling him a “rapist” and saying the assault took place “in Hollywood about 12 years ago,” according to court documents obtained by People.

“ preyed on me as a drunk girl forced himself upon me,” the documents claim she said in the post.

Ratner is suing for defamation, claiming an unspecified amount of damages.

Six women — including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge — spoke out against Ratner,
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Jared Leto Denies He Ever Agreed to Play Hugh Hefner in Brett Ratner-Directed Biopic

Jared Leto Denies He Ever Agreed to Play Hugh Hefner in Brett Ratner-Directed Biopic
Jared Leto will not be playing Hugh Hefner in a biopic directed by Brett Ratner, who has been accused of multiple cases of sexual misconduct or harassment.

Jared Leto is not and was not attached to a Brett Ratner directed Hugh Hefner film, nor will he be working with him in the future,” a representative for the actor said in a statement Wednesday. “Earlier reports were incorrect and not confirmed by his representatives.”

The film has also been put on hold by Playboy. “We are deeply troubled to learn about the accusations against Brett Ratner,” a Playboy Enterprises spokesperson said
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Olivia Munn Among Women Accusing Brett Ratner of Sexual Harassment

Olivia Munn Among Women Accusing Brett Ratner of Sexual Harassment
Update: Brett Ratner is stepping away from all Warner Brothers activities after six women including actress Olivia Munn alleged the director engaged in sexual misconduct to the Los Angeles Times.

"In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.- related activities," Ratner said in an official statement. "I don't want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved."

Munn recalled how in 2004, when she was still an aspiring actress in Hollywood, she was
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Who Is Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and X-Men Director Accused of Sexual Harassment by Olivia Munn and Others?

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Who Is Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and X-Men Director Accused of Sexual Harassment by Olivia Munn and Others?
Movie producer and director Brett Ratner has been accused of multiple incidents of sexual misconduct or harassment — including by actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, who both spoke to the Los Angeles Times.

Munn claims that while visiting the set of the 2004 Ratner-directed film After the Sunset, he masturbated in front of her, while Henstridge told the paper that when she was 19, she was forced to perform oral sex on Ratner in his New York apartment after watching a movie with a group of friends.

In the Times article, published Wednesday, a total of six women spoke out against the longtime Hollywood power player,
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Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge Accuse Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct

Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge Accuse Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct
Six women have gone on the record to accuse director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct.

In a Los Angeles Times story published on Wednesday, the women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, detail their alleged incidents with Ratner, which they say occurred early in their careers. In Munn's case, she alleges the harassment continued as she ran into him on multiple occasions.

According to Munn, she first encountered Ratner when she was invited by a friend to visit the set of his 2004 film, After the Sunset. Munn, who was at the time an aspiring actress, says she was asked to drop off food at the trailer, but was then startled to find him inside, and claims he masturbated in front of her.

"He walked out ... with his belly sticking out, no pants on, shrimp cocktail in one hand and he was furiously masturbating in the other," Munn claims to the newspaper. "And before I literally
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Jeremy Piven, Director Brett Ratner Are Latest Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Jeremy Piven, Director Brett Ratner Are Latest Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Actor Jeremy Piven and filmmaker Brett Ratner have been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple individuals. Piven and Ratner are the latest men in Hollywood to have women come forward against them as hundreds have spoken out in recent weeks about Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, Andy Dick, and more. Rose McGowan has been leading the charge against Weinstein, with over 50 women following suit and more than 300 women have come forward to speak about their experiences with James Toback. Now, 6 women have fired allegations at Brett Ratner, including actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn. In addition, Actress Ariane Bellamar has come forward to accuse Jeremy Piven of sexual harassment.

Natasha Henstridge shared a story with the Los Angeles Times about Brett Ratner from when she was a 19-year old model and he was a music video director in his early 20s. Henstridge says that she was with a group
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X-Men Star Olivia Munn And Five Other Actresses Accuse Brett Ratner Of Sexual Harassment

The Predator star Olivia Munn and five other actresses have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Brett Ratner, director of Rush Hour, Hercules and X-Men: The Last Stand.

In an exposé published by the Los Angeles Times, Munn claimed that when she visited the set of Ratner’s After the Sunset in 2004, the filmmaker masturbated in front of her. Indeed, the 37-year-old actress previously wrote about said incident as part of her book, Suck It, Wonder Woman!, though Ratner was not named at the time of publication.

The same year in which her novel was published, Brett Ratner came out and identified himself as the director, and later boasted about their sexual relationship – something Munn vehemently denies. Soon thereafter, Ratner came out and told Howard Stern that he lied about his sexual dalliance with Olivia Munn, but the “persistent false rumors” surrounding the situation, not to
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Brett Ratner Harassment Scandal: Warner Bros. ‘Reviewing’ Allegations

Brett Ratner Harassment Scandal: Warner Bros. ‘Reviewing’ Allegations
Warner Bros. said it is aware of the sexual harassment allegations against producer and director Brett Ratner and is looking into the situation.

Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment banner has a $450 million film co-financing pact with the studio and rents office space on the lot. The director and producer was accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by six women, including actress Natasha Henstridge, in a report published Wednesday by the Los Angeles Times.

“We are aware of the allegations in the La Times and are reviewing the situation,” said Jack Horner, a spokesman for Warner Bros.

Through an attorney, Ratner denied the allegations to the Times. Simon Halls, a spokesman for Ratner, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ratner founded RatPac with Australian media mogul James Packer. Packer sold his stake in the company to Len Blavatnik’s Access Entertainment last April. RatPac has financed several prominent Warner Bros. releases, including “[link
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Olivia Munn and Multiple Women Accuse Film Producer Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct

Olivia Munn and Multiple Women Accuse Film Producer Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct
Movie producer Brett Ratner has been accused of multiple cases of sexual misconduct or harassment — including by actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

In an article published by the Los Angeles Times Wednesday, six women spoke out against the longtime Hollywood power player, 48, who directed the Rush Hour series and produced movies including Horrible Bosses and The Revenant.

In a statement to the L.A. Times, Ratner’s attorney Martin Singer vehemently disputed the specific allegations and said “no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received
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Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Harassment By Six Women, Including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, in L.A. Times Report

Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Harassment By Six Women, Including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, in L.A. Times Report
Brett Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by six women in a new report from The Los Angeles Times. The accusers against the “Rush Hour” and “Tower Heist” director include actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. The latter was a 19-year-old fashion model when an alleged encounter occurred at Ratner’s New York City apartment. Ratner was a music video director in his early 20s at the time. Henstridge says that she fell asleep watching TV and when she woke up she was alone in his apartment with him. He allegedly blocked the door as she tried to leave and forced her to perform oral sex on him.

“He strong-armed me in a real way,” Henstridge said. “He physically forced himself on me. At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”

Olivia Munn alleges that Ratner masturbated in front of her in his trailer
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Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Harassment or Misconduct by Six Women (Report)

Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Harassment or Misconduct by Six Women (Report)
Director and producer Brett Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by six women, including actress Natasha Henstridge, according to a report published Wednesday by the Los Angeles Times.

Ratner, through his attorney Martin Singer, strongly denied the allegations to the Times.

“I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment,” Singer told the Times. “Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”

Ratner’s publicist Simon Halls did not immediately respond to a request by Variety for comment on the article. Ratner, whose film credits include the “Rush Hour” franchise and “X-Men: The Last Stand,” has long cultivated a playboy image and bragged about his friendships with the likes of Roman Polanski and James Toback, one a convicted rapist and the other accused of serial sexual harassment and assault.

The Times report
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Crowd-Pleasing Hits Pepper Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner’s Resume

Crowd-Pleasing Hits Pepper Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner’s Resume
Brett Ratner’s rise through the directorial ranks as a helmer of consistent studio hits was swift and immediate. A veteran of the music-video world, his feature debut, “Money Talks,” became a low-budget success in late summer 1997, and would cement his strong relationship with actor-comedian Chris Tucker.

Chris helped me get my job on ‘Money Talks,’ ” Ratner says. “When the original director left the project, Chris apparently said to the producers that he knew this ‘cool white boy named Brett Ratner’ and that’s how it happened. I knew I could work with Chris and that it would be a lot of fun. ‘Money Talks’ made sense because I had come out of music videos, and it fit with what I had learned. It happened very fast. I was 26 when I got ‘Money Talks,’ and I’d done over 100 music videos, but back then, you had to do commercials and
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Pierce Brosnan says he felt “kicked to the kerb” with Bond exit

Earlier this month former 007 Pierce Brosnan shared his thoughts on Spectre, stating that he wasn’t too impressed by the 24th instalment in the long-running spy saga, and now the Irish actor has been speaking about his own exit as Bond after Die Another Day, stating that he felt “kicked to the kerb” by the unceremonious way it was handled.

“I was in the Bahamas, working on a movie called After the Sunset and my agents called me up and said, ‘Negotiations have stopped. [Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson] are not quite sure what they want to do. They’ll call you next Thursday,’” states Brosnan in Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury’s book Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films. “I sat in Richard Harris’s house in the Bahamas, and Barbara and Michael were on the line —‘We’re so sorry.’ She was crying, Michael was stoic and he said,
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Pierce Brosnan Says He Was "Kicked To The Curb" After 'Die Another Day'

Pierce Brosnan Says He Was
If you don't know what to get the 007 obsessed person in your life for Christmas, you should go for "Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story Of The James Bond Films." Written by Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury," the book features over one hundred new interviews with the stars, directors, writers, filmmakers, studio executives and all manner of Bond insiders. Quite a few new juicy stories have already been unveiled. We've already learned about the "lost" Bond movie that eventually became "Skyfall," which would've seen the secret agent kill his boss M. The team behind the book has shared a couple of those anecdotes, including Pierce Brosnan's revelation of how coldly he was dropped from the franchise after "Die Another Day." Read More: Sam Mendes' 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux & Ralph Fiennes “I was in the Bahamas, working on a movie called '
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Keanu Reeves Up For "The Panopticon"

Keanu Reeves is in early talks to star in Tarsem Singh's action-thriller "The Panopticon" at Good Universe.

Craig Rosenberg ("After the Sunset") penned the script which follows a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself.

The message warns that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to learn the truth before time runs out for mankind.

Craig Rosenberg penned the script while Andrew Lazar ("Get Smart") will produce.

Source: The Wrap
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Keanu Reeves to Lead Tarsem Singh's Action Thriller 'The Panopticon'

This year saw Keanu Reeves get some deserved attention for his ass-kicking role in John Wick, though the film should have gotten even more attention at the box office. The actor has a couple sci-fi projects lined up with the gestating space travel romance Passengers still kicking around, and there's also Replicas, which will reteam Reeves with John Wick producer Stephen Hamel. Now The Wrap reports Reeves is in talks to lead The Panopticon, an action thriller from director Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Mirror Mirror) and writer Craig Rosenberg (After the Sunset), and it sounds perfect for Reeves to tackle following John Wick. The story follows a salesman (Reeves) who receives a pre-recorded message from himself that tells him the world is about to end and only he can save it. It's a race against time to piece a puzzle together in order to save mankind. If the film packs
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