Page Six is saying that director Brett Ratner has dropped a libel lawsuit he was bringing against a former Endeavor employee who last year had accused him of rape.
Back in October last year, Melanie Kohler accused Brett in a Facebook post of “preying on me as a drunk girl at a club.” She said that she was taken to producer Robert Evan‘s house where Brett “forced himself upon me after I said no and no and no again.” That post didn’t stay up for long, Melanie deleted it after a quick phone call from Brett’s attorney, Marty Singer.
Brett then took things to an 11 and filed a libel lawsuit against her in federal court in Hawaii. The gag was Brett filed this suit on the same day that six other women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Warner Bros. cut ties with him on the same day. Brett has now dropped that lawsuit.
Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner have been friends for a long, long time. When Brett started out in show business directing music videos, he was sort of Russell’s protege. Kind of like the Luke to Russell’s Yoda. Except if recent allegations by a model are true, their relationship was more like that of Darth Vader/whatever dark-sided underling Darth Vader took a shine to.
It looks like Brett Ratner might have recently found himself out of a job from all of the accusations that he’s a rapey asshole. The people behind the Wonder Woman movie apparently have booked Brett a one-way ticket on Diana’s invisible jet and sent him far away from the sequel.
Wonder Woman is all about female empowerment and an island full of beautiful warrior women who somehow reproduce without men because of feminist magic (That’s not a read – Themyscira seems to be doing just fine without penis). Hence, it’s a little problematic that alleged serial sexual harasser Brett Ratner’s production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, helped co-produce the first movie. Page Six is reporting that Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, is refusing to don the tiara and bullet-defying bracelets for a sequel unless Brett is removed from the project. She also backed out of presenting him with an award at some dinner last month. What did he win? “Most Accurate Last Name?” Continue reading
The Los Angeles Times published a story yesterday in which six women had accused director Brett Ratner of behaving in a myriad of gross and disgusting ways toward them, both on and off set. Brett’s attorney, Marty Singer, denied every one of The Times’ accusations on behalf of his client. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brett Ratner was actually dealing with a serious rape accusation a week before The Times’ published their piece. But Brett didn’t just deny that accusation like he denied the six that came out yesterday; he also decided to lawyer up and sue his accuser for libel.
Brett Ratner has been exposed as “Alleged Hollywood Perv Mogul #1,403,” and it’s already affecting his career. Brett has been accused by six women (including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge) of sexual harassment and/or assault. In the newly begun “Age of Eff This Shit, Expose These Sleazy Bastards,” any hint of non-consensual foolery renders your future career prospects nil. Method-actor extraordinaire Jared Leto’s no fool (despite whatever that Joker portrayal was), which is why Deadline reports that he’s claiming that he never actually signed on to the planned Ratner-directed Hugh Hefner bio-pic. Jared is making like Brett’s supposed former squeeze Mariah Carey and going with the “I don’t know
that project her.” defense. Continue reading