Another Hollywood producer has created a lot of headlines for all the wrong reasons. Filmmaker Brett Ratner was accused by six women of sexual abuse. The six women talked about what happened to them during an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
One of these women, Natasha Henstridge, said that Ratner actually forced her to perform oral sex. The model said that she was 19 when it all happened. She attended an event at his apartment with some friends and fell asleep. The model and actress said that when she woke up all her friends had left and she remained alone with Ratner. She said she wanted to leave, but he blocked the doorway, started touching himself and forced her to perform oral sex.
“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,” the actress said. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing,” she added. Ratner was in his 20s when it happened, in the 1990s. Natasha also said that she always carried the memory of this event and had to watch him become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. He denied the claim. A lawyer for Ratner said that no women have accused him of such severe allegations and he never entered settlements on similar claims with any women.
Another woman who accused Ratner, Jamie Ray Newman, said that she met him in 2005 during an Air Canada flight. She said that Ratner changed seats with his assistant to be able to stay close to her. The actress said that after the plane took off, Ratner started to loudly and explicitly tell her about the sex acts that he wanted to perform on her. The actress said that he also showed her nude photos of his girlfriend of that time. “He was graphically describing giving me oral sex and how he was addicted to it,” she said.
The actress also claimed that she told her close ones about the incident because she was extremely shocked. Ratner’s attorney also denied this claim and said that the incident never occurred.