When Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot backed out of a Jewish National Fund dinner where she was to present and honor to movie director/producer Brett Ratner many people began to speculate about her motivation for the move.
A week later we now have answers as 6 women have come forward to accuse the Rush Hour-director of sexual harassment.
According to the LA Times, Brett Ratner has become the latest Hollywood heavyweight to have his card pulled for alleged atrocious and abusive sexual behavior.
Big name actresses like Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge have accused Ratner – who dated Serena Williams for a while back in the day – of disgusting and disturbing sexual misconduct.
In the story Natasha Henstridge recalled a time when she was just 19-years-old and Ratner trapped the actress in a hallway and forced her to perform oral sex on him saying “He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,” she said. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”
X-Men: Apocalypse actress Olivia Munn herself remembered a 2004 incident on the set of After The Sunset in which a naked Ratner “furiously” masturbated in front of her with one hand while holding a shrimp cocktail in the other. Much to her horror the Hollywood director ejaculated before she could make a run for it.
Serena Williams actually dated this douche?
And those are just some of the more gruesome details of the stories these women have come forward with.
For decades there’s been whispers and rumors of the rape culture that’s plagued Tinseltown and many have been too afraid to come forward for fear of professional repercussions.
But 2017 has seen brave women finally take a stand and with creeps like Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner and even the current Comrade-In-Chief Donald Trump being put on blast. Hopefully this will lead to a safer and more respectable work environment for women looking to shine on the big stage.
Keep on pulling these creeps cards, ladies. For the culture.