Brett Ratner has said he will “step away” for work for Warner Bros studios after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct were made against him.
The Los Angeles Times reported six women – including actresses like like Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge - claiming he had harassed them or not conducted himself in an appropriate manner.
The director’s company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, have deals with the major motion picture studio, and a statement from the director made clear why he’d chosen to step away.
Ratner said he didn’t want the allegations – which he has denied - to have “any possible negative impact” on Warner Bros until they were resolved.
Henstridge claims her alleged encounter happened in the 1990s, when she was 19 and Ratner was in his early 20s.
Meanwhile, Olivia Munn claimed the director had subjected her to sexual misconduct while she was visiting the set of his 2004 film After The Sunset.
Prior to the director’s statement, a spokesman for Warner Bros said the company was aware of the situation and would be “reviewing” it, making no comment if it had severed ties with Ratner.
The claims against the director come after more than 80 women have accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual allegations.