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Director Brett Ratner Accused Of Sexual Assault

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Hollywood director Brett Ratner is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women, including Olivia Munn.

Six women accused the "Rush Hour" director of either sexual harassment or sexual assault, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Olivia Munn alleges the director masturbated in front of her in 2004 in 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."

Munn says she tried to take legal action, but stopped after an attorney advised she do nothing given her career ambitions and Ratner's power in Hollywood.

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"That did leave an impact on me," recalls Munn. "How broken do women have to be before people listen?"

As a result, Munn said she just tried to keep her distance from the director.

"I've made specific, conscientious choices not to work with Brett Ratner," said Munn. "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."

Model-turned-actress Natasha Henstridge, 43, alleges Ratner forced her into performing oral sex on him back in the early 90s when she was 19 years old.

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"[Harvey Weinstein] is not the only major hollywood predator out there, that's for sure, I know first hand," tweeted Henstridge on Oct. 12, after Weinstein was also accused of assaulting multiple stars.

Henstridge says the alleged incident left its scars and that Ratner never acknowledged the incident to her.

"I had two young kids and had to go to work and make a living," she said. "And he just acted like we were old friends from back in the day in New York, saying: 'I haven't seen you in years,'" said Henstridge. "Auditioning is already bad enough. But trying to focus on the work, I just felt sick."

Actresses Jamie Ray Newman and Katherine Towne also put forth similar accusations, as did two other extras on the set of the 2001 film "Rush Hour 2."

"He was graphically describing giving me oral sex and how he was addicted to it,"' alleged Newman, recalling a time in 2005 she sat next to him on a flight.

Sources: Los Angeles Times, Natasha Henstridge/Twitter / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons, Canadian Film Center/Wikimedia Commons

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