Terri Goddard, a former assistant at New Line, said that Ratner was notorious around the office for ogling the assistants, invading their space, and making them uncomfortable. His behavior was sufficiently persistent and unwelcome that she and several other employees complained to the human resources department.
“It’s humiliating to be objectified when you’re trying to do your work,” she said. “People were just appalled.”
Goddard said that Ratner’s behavior stopped after she and the other assistants complained to New Line’s Hr department, and that it appeared the company had talked to him about the allegations. A second employee, who also complained to Hr, said that Ratner called her a few days later to confront her about why she had reported him.