Six women claim that they were victims of sexual harassment and/or assault at the hands of 'Rush Hour' director Brett Ratner in a Los Angeles Times expose.
Among the women are model-turned-actress Natasha Henstridge, 43, who said that Ratner raped her in the early nineties after the two spent an evening hanging out at a friend's apartment in Manhattan.
'He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,' said Henstridge, who was 19 at the time.
'At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.'
Also coming forward is actress Olivia Munn, who claims that the director masturbated in front of her back in 2004 when she was asked to deliver food to his trailer on the set of 'After the Sunset.'
'He walked out ... with his belly sticking out, no pants on, shrimp cocktail in one hand and he was furiously masturbating in the other,' said Munn.
'And before I literally could even figure out where to escape or where to look, he ejaculated.'
Ratner, through his attorney Marty Singer, denied the allegations of both women.
Allegations: Natasha Henstridge (left in 2006) claims that Brett Ratner raped her; Olivia Munn says he masturbated in front of her back in 2004 (right in 2016)
Not me: Ratner (above in August) is denying all these allegations through his attorney Marty Singer
'I've made specific, conscientious choices not to work with Brett Ratner,' said Munn, who told her sister about the incident between her and the director immediately after it occurred over a decade ago.
'It feels as if I keep going up against the same bully at school who just won't quit. You just hope that enough people believe the truth and for enough time to pass so that you can't be connected to him anymore.'
Munn also shed light on why many women do not come forward, saying that at her sister's recommendation she called an attorney back in 2004 to look into filing charges or a lawsuit against Ratner.
That attorney, claims Munn, recommended that she do nothing given Ratner's power in Hollywood and her desire to become an actress.
'That did leave an impact on me,' said Munn.
'How broken do women have to be before people listen?'
Munn's situation was further complicated by the fact that Rather, who 'vehemently denies' the allegations, made light of the incident in subsequent years.
After she wrote about the run-in but not name the director in her 2011 memoir 'Suck It, Wonder