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.
From the looks of things, James Franco’s time isn’t up just yet. He’s currently shooting season 2 of The Deuce and weekending in the Hamptons, according to Page Six. Most recently, he’s been seen out on the town with his girlfriend, 25-year-old Isabel Pakzad and two of Isabel’s BFFs, eyebrow #1 and eyebrow #2. The foursome made a rare public appearance at the Broadway opening of the a play called Straight White Men, starring straight white men, Armie Hammer and Josh Charles.
When your President gets cornered, he lashes out by tweeting threats of nuclear annihilation IN ALL CAPS because any asshole with a valid birth date is allowed to have Twitter. When R. Kelly gets cornered, he ass dribbles out 19 minutes of martyred mumbling and releases it on Sound Cloud, the same way I release my janky podcast, because any asshole with a valid email address can publish there. While your President’s outbursts might get us all killed, R. Kelly’s charming ditty, “I Admit“, is about as dangerous as being stabbed with a peeled banana, and equally ridiculous.
Guy Pearce is the latest person to spill the beans about 20 years too late about Kevin Spacey’s predilection for giving unsolicited penis pats. Previously, Gabriel Byrne casually revealed that Kevin caused shooting on The Usual Suspects to shut down because of his inappropriate sexual behavior. Now, Guy reports in a recent interview that Kevin got “handsy” with him on the set of L.A. Confidential.
CNN and everybody else, including their mothers, are reporting that 80-year-old Bill Cosby has actually been found guilty on three counts of assault against Andrea Constand. He was being retried after a mistrial was declared last June. Hell hath frozen over.
Woody Allen’s next movie is probably going to have to star Diane Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, and maybe Kate Winslet if he’s lucky (depending on the current state of her “bitter regrets”). Poor Woody, that’s really scraping the bottom of the barrel! Luckily, he can add Javier Bardem to the list of actors who will still fuck with him, so that’s at least one more second-rate unknown bit player Woody can count on.