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
I’ve got a feeling someone just made Mariah Carey’s “I don’t know them” list.
Starting with Harvey Weinstein’s exposure as an alleged sexual harassed/rapist and followed by a million more allegations against creeps of Hollywood, October kind of turned into The Month People Started Talking. It’s November 1st, and creeps who didn’t get accused of anything in October shouldn’t let out a sigh of relief. People are still talking, and today the talking is about 48-year-old Brett Ratner.