Brett Ratner is "stepping away" from Warner Bros. following harassment accusations

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Earlier as we speak, the Los Angeles Instances revealed an exposé by which six actresses (together with Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge) accused director and producer Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct. Different actresses mentioned that he additionally tried to proposition them by providing roles in his films. Warner Bros., which works with Ratner and his RatPac Leisure manufacturing firm just about on a regular basis (together with on the upcoming Justice League and Prepared Participant One films), rapidly launched a press release saying that it was “reviewing the state of affairs” with Somewhat and was “conscious of the allegations.”

Because it seems, although, Warner Bros. won’t must do a lot of something. Deadline is now reporting that Ratner has introduced that he’s willingly “stepping away” from any current tasks at Warner Bros., explaining that he doesn’t need the allegations to have a “unfavourable influence” on the studio. Right here’s Ratner’s temporary assertion in full:

In gentle of the allegations being made, I’m selecting to personally step away from all Warner Bros.- associated actions. I don’t need to have any potential unfavourable influence to the studio till these private points are resolved.

This comes as The Weinstein Firm goes via some main struggles as a result of its inescapable affiliation with Harvey Weinstein—who can be dealing with quite a lot of sexual harassment and assault allegations. That studio has already pulled the remainder of its 2017 films from the schedule and is at present eradicating its personal identify from different movies, all in an try to distance itself from its disgraced co-founder.

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