The fallout from the Harvey Wienstien scandal continues.
James Toback, Kevin Spacey, it seems the list of sexual abusers in Hollywood is growing like a weed.
The LA times added a new name to the shit list last night when the newspaper published an extensive profile regarding the sexual assaults “or misconduct” of popular film director Brett Ratner.
Ratner films include the Rush Hour franchise, X-men, the Red Dragon.
The stories are disgusting, spitting images of the other harrowing tales that have been shared by hollywood based victims of sexual assault.
From the LA Times
“Natasha Henstridge was watching a movie on Brett Ratner’s couch when she fell asleep. She was a 19-year-old fashion model; he was an up-and-coming music video director in his early 20s.
But when Henstridge woke up, the others had left. She was alone with Ratner. She got up to leave, Henstridge said, but he blocked the doorway with his body and wouldn’t budge. He began touching himself, she said, then forced her to perform oral sex.
“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,” she said. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.
In interviews with the Los Angeles Times, Henstridge and five other women accused Ratner of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct that allegedly took place in private homes, on movie sets or at industry events.”
Brett Ratner has strongly denied the allegations through his attorney.
The stories within the Times report are scathing, and feature high profile figures like Olivia Munn, who claims Ratner masterbated in front of her while she was visiting the set of one of his movies.
Munn was victimized several times by the director, and then was forced to deal with him at numerous events after the fact.
Brett Ratner has been highly successful during his time in the directors chair, he has produced massive box office attractions, enjoyed the type of upward mobility people can only dream about.
Like others before him, it seems he used his power and influence to harm the working women around him.
These allegations have not been confirmed, only denied by the man who stands accused.
But if you read the passages detailing the encounters, the women who come forward tell eerily similar stories.
Innocent or not, Brett Ratner’s machinations are about to go under the microscope, it would not be a shock of more women come forward based on the allegations raised within the Times report.