Six women have accused filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The Times on Wednesday reported that the women detailed a range of incidents that allegedly occurred in private homes, on movie sets or at industry events.
Actress Natasha Henstridge recalled an incident in the early 1990s when she was a fashion model and Ratner was a music video director.
Henstridge alleged that she woke up alone at Ratner’s New York City apartment after spending time with some friends, only for him to force her into performing oral sex.
“He strong-armed me in a real way,” she said. “He physically forced himself on me. At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”
Actress Olivia Munn then described an experience she had with Ratner while visiting the set of "After the Sunset," a 2004 movie he directed.
Munn, who was then an aspiring actress, alleged that Ratner masturbated in front of her in his trailer when she went to deliver him a meal.
“I’ve made specific, conscientious choices not to work with Brett Ratner,” she said of Ratner, who has directed, financed or produced multiple hit Hollywood films.
“It feels as if I keep going up against the bully at school who just won’t quit,” Munn added.
“You just hope enough people believe the truth and for enough time to pass so that you can’t be connected to him anymore.”
Ratner’s attorney Martin Singer sent The Times a 10-page letter disputing the accounts from Henstridge, Munn and the other women.
“I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment,” he said.
“Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”
Scores of women have shared their experiences with sexual assault, harassment and misconduct from powerful men as part of the #MeToo campaign that began last month.
The campaign started after dozens of women accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment, prompting the major company he co-founded to oust him.