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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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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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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 & Misconduct

Following in the wake of Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, and others in Hollywood accused of sexual harassment, misconduct, and assault, the lid has come off another industry power player.

The La Times reports that six women have stepped forward and accused filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct. Natasha Henstridge, Olivia MunnJaime Ray Newman, and Katharine Towne are among those who have gone on the record with the paper, share their experiences of uncomfortable and inappropriate encounters with the director.

Continue reading Brett Ratner Accused Of Sexual Harassment & Misconduct at The Playlist.
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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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Charlie Hunnam Reveals Why He Tied the Knot at Age 18

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Charlie Hunnam Reveals Why He Tied the Knot at Age 18
You may know all about Charlie Hunnam's longtime girlfriend, Morgana McNelis, but did you know that he was actually married back in the early 2000s? The British actor recently opened up to the Associated Press about tying the knot with actress Katharine Towne when he was 18 years old, revealing that the pair met during a Dawson's Creek audition and eloped to Vegas three weeks later. "It was the first time I'd ever been in love," he said, adding that he had to return to England and they were worried about losing touch. He explained, "In our 18-year-old minds, we thought, 'What if we never see each other again? Let's get married, and then we'll have to see each other again, even if it's just to get divorced.'" The couple was married from 1999 to 2002 in what Charlie called "three terrible, painful, expensive years," but in a "small victory," he
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Charlie Hunnam on His 'Terrible, Painful' 3-Year Marriage When He Was 18

Charlie Hunnam on His 'Terrible, Painful' 3-Year Marriage When He Was 18
Charlie Hunnam was just a teenager when he first got married, which wound up being some of the most "terrible, painful" years of his life.

During a recent interview with the Associated Press in Las Vegas, the Sons of Anarchy star detailed his Vegas wedding to actress Katharine Towne, whom he met in 1999 at a Dawson's Creek audition when he was 18 years old.

Exclusive: Charlie Hunnam Thanks 'Incredible Girlfriend' After Ghosting Her for 5 Months for 'Lost City of Z'

"First time I was ever in Vegas, I got married, which didn't turn out that well," Hunnam, 37, recalled. "I'd known the girl for three weeks, and we'd fallen madly in love. It was the first time I had ever been in love."

The couple made the hasty decision to elope before Hunnam had to head back to England. "We thought, 'What if we never see each other again? Let's get married and then we'll have to see
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Charlie Hunnam Recalls Getting Married in Vegas at 18 — and the ‘Terrible, Painful, Expensive’ Short Marriage

Charlie Hunnam Recalls Getting Married in Vegas at 18 — and the ‘Terrible, Painful, Expensive’ Short Marriage
Charlie Hunnam has what may be the best “first time in Vegas” story.

The actor was speaking to the Associated Press recently when he was asked what his best memory in Vegas is — and it’s a doozy. Hunnam told the outlet that his most “vivid” memory of Sin City is getting married to actress Katharine Towne on his first trip in 1999.

“First time I was ever in Vegas, I got married, which didn’t turn out that well,” Hunnam, 37, said. “I’d known the girl for three weeks and we’d fallen madly in love — it was the first
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Charlie Hunnam Gets Married Sneakily

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2017-04-17T11:45:34-07:00Charlie Hunnam Gets Married Sneakily

Charlie Hunnam has more in common with Britney Spears than you’d realize.

The Lost City of Z actor recently revealed that he and actress Katharine Towne fled to Las Vegas for a quickie wedding in 1999.

“First time I was ever in Vegas I got married, which didn’t turn out that well,” Hunnam explained to the Associated Press at CinemaCon. “It was a vivid Vegas memory. I had known the girl for three weeks, and we’d fallen madly in love and it was the first time I had ever been in love.”

After meeting at a “Dawson’s Creek” audition in 1999, Hunnam, 37, and Towne, 38, took their whirlwind romance on the road with Sin City as their final destination.

Read the rest of this article at Page Six.

Charlie Hunnam's big break came from his role in Sons of Anarchy.
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Charlie Hunnam Recalls "Terrible, Painful, Expensive" 3-Year Marriage at Age 18

Charlie Hunnam Recalls
Marriage may be in good times and bad, but Charlie Hunnam is reflecting mostly on the latter.  The Sons of Anarchy star took a walk down memory lane during a recent trip to Las Vegas, the site of his first wedding to fellow actress, Katharine Towne. However, more than a decade later, it doesn't seem to be his fondest memory.  "The first time I was ever in Vegas, I got married, which didn't turn out that well," he told The AP (via The Daily Mail.) "I'd known the girl for three weeks and we'd fallen madly in love." At 18, the star and Towne traveled to Sin City to tie the knot. "We thought, 'What if we never see each other again? Let's get...
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Charlie Hunnam Had A Quicky Marriage In Vegas At 18: ‘I Got The Cats At The End’

Charlie Hunnam was at CinemaCon to debut new footage from his long-awaited “King Arthur” film, directed by Guy Ritchie, but it’s the actor’s ‘first time in Vegas’ tale that has everyone talking. The actor recalled his “terrible, painful” marriage to Katharine Towne, whom he knew for less than a month after meeting at a “Dawson’s […]
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What you didn't know about 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Charlie Hunnam

What you didn't know about 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Charlie Hunnam
Washington, Sept 4: With Charlie Hunnam being cast as the mysterious 'Christian Grey' in the upcoming erotic flick "50 Shades of Grey', fans may be curious to know all about him.

Us Magazine has revealed little known facts about the 'Sons of Anarchy' star.

Hunnam, who is British, was born in Newcastle, England, where he attended the Cumbria College of Art Design and studied the theory and history of film.

The 33-year-old actor got his start on British children's show 'Byker Grove'.

Hunnam met his former wife, Katherine Towne, at the audition of 'Dawson's Creek' in 1999.

Hunnam, who plays Jackson.
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50 Shades of Grey: All you need to know about Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson

50 Shades of Grey: All you need to know about Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson
It was starting to seem as if the speculation would never end, but finally the identities of Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey have been revealed.

Dakota Johnson will play Ana in the big screen adaptation of El James's popular and controversial debut novel when it hits screens in the Us on August 1, 2014.

Meanwhile, the author confirmed that Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam will take on the role of Christian, despite speculation that the likes of Ian Somerhalder and Alex Pettyfer would be joining the project.

Following today's (September 2) announcement, Digital Spy offers up ten facts you need to know about the stars.

1. Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989 in Austin, Texas. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She won her first acting role in Crazy in Alabama in 1999, where she played the on-screen daughter of Griffith. She starred alongside her half-sister,
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Charlie Hunnam: 5 Things To Know About The Star Playing Christian Grey

Charlie may not be who you had in mind to play Christian in the film adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ He may not have even been on your radar for the role! But maybe once you get to know him, you’ll see that he’s a pretty good fit for the sexy part.

Either you know Charlie Hunnam, 33, as the motorcycle-driving badass in Sons of Anarchy, or you don’t know him at all. But we’re here to help. Though Charlie may bring good looks and a ridiculously ripped body to the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, there’s much more to him than just a pretty face.

Charlie Hunnam: Meet The New Christian Grey

1. He Knows How To Play A Bad Boy

Like we said, Charlie’s best known for his role as Jax Teller in FX’s show Sons of Anarchy.
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5 Fun Facts About "Pacific Rim" Hunk Charlie Hunnam!

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Charlie Hunnam is making the leap from Jax in "Sons of Anarchy" to the big screen in Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster "Pacific Rim," now in theaters.In the film, Charlie plays Raleigh Becket, a washed-up pilot called back into service to battle the monstrous kaiju. But instead of a plane, Raleigh pilots a giant mechanized robot called a jaeger. Each pair of jaeger pilots connect to their robots through armored suits, but Charlie clearly didn't need any padding under his, as evidence by the shirtless shot below. Read find fun facts about the hunky hero!1. Charlie loves his sweetsDespite his impressive six-pack, Charlie loves his sweets. Watch as he reveals his biggest weakness to toofab's Lawrence Yee on the "Pacific Rim" red carpet: 2. Charlie's a BritHe may have all-American looks, but Charlie is from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, which you can probably tell from the interview above.3. Charlie's gone gay ... for a role.
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Twins: Michelle's Blonde Brood

We're celebrating twins daily at 2:22 pm while we're in Gemini

Gratuitous Anecdote! I've always loved to draw and in my high school years it's what people knew me for. I won the High School's Departmental Award in Art (Do they still have departmental awards? Hell, do they still have art classes?) in that heady stretch of graduation celebrations where they keep honoring star pupils. One day early in my senior year or maybe it was at the end of my junior year, the art teacher asked one of the students to pose for the class. A guy I didn't know volunteered and I felt totally inspired. Instant crushing helps. He loved my drawing and we became fast friends after the class. The first day I went to his house after school I was stunned to see a whole house full of doppelgangers. He had one of those families
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