Patty Jenkins answered on Wednesday to allegations of sexual attack in opposition to manufacturer Brett Ratner.
In a remark on Twitter, the “Wonder Woman” director addressed the accusations and expressed gratitude to those that’ve come ahead with their tales.
“I am extremely distressed to read these terrible allegations against Brett Ratner,” she wrote, including that she used to be ignorant of any predatory habits.
The director offered Ratner with an award on the Jewish National Fund dinner previous within the week. She stated she spoke of the manufacturer that night time in line with her personal reports, which have been now not reflective of the allegations.
“To be clear, I am definitely not okay with this kind of behavior,” Jenkins added in her remark. “Sexual harassment and assault are NEVER okay and I stand with and defend all of the men and women who are revealing these horrific encounters all over this industry and this world.”
Jenkins posted her tweet based on the Los Angeles Times’ damning article that includes accusations of sexual harassment or misconduct in opposition to Ratner from six other girls, together with actors Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. The accusers described alleged encounters that happened between the ’90s and early 2000s.
Ratner’s legal professional, Martin Singer, has “categorically” denied the accusations in opposition to his shopper.
The manufacturer has additionally taken felony motion in opposition to one in all his accusers. On Wednesday, Ratner filed a defamation go well with in opposition to Melanie Kohler, who claimed he raped her within the mid-2000s.
Ratner is the newest Hollywood heavyweight to be accused of sexual misconduct after equivalent allegations have been reported in opposition to Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein final month.
In contemporary weeks, different contributors of the leisure trade, together with actors Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman, author and director James Toback and Amazon Studios head Roy Price, have additionally confronted equivalent accusations.