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Filmmaker Brett Ratner Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 6 Women

(JTA) — Six women have come forward to accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct.

The women quoted in an article published Wednesday the Los Angeles Times were all actresses at the time of the incidents. They include Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn.

Ratner, through his attorney Martin Singer, strongly denied the accusations.

“No woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment,” Singer told the Times.

Ratner is well known as a supporter of Jewish organizations and has been honored for his Jewish philanthropy and other humanitarian efforts.

On Sunday, the Jewish National Fund presented Ratner with its annual Tree of Life Award at a dinner in Hollywood. The Israeli actress Gal Gadot, the star of “Wonder Woman” and a co-chair of the dinner, pulled out of the event a week before it took place.

Henstridge alleged that Ratner forced her to perform oral sex on him when she was 19. Munn described several encounters with Ratner, including one in which he masturbated in front of her.

Munn later called out Ratner after he claimed during a 2011 TV appearance to have slept with her. A few days later he apologized for making the statement during an appearance on the Howard Stern radio show.

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