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Times report comes as Hollywood has come under greater scrutiny about its culture of harassment following bombshell reports that contain dozens of accusations of rape, assault, and aggressive advances toward women made by Harvey Weinstein.
Actresses Jaime Ray Newman, Eri Sasaki, and Jorina King also described sexually charged run-ins with Ratner to the Times.
"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." Ratner "vehemently disputes" Munn's allegations, Singer said.
A playboy persona Ratner, 48, has long flaunted his playboy persona, bragging publicly about his sexual prowess.
He has been romantically linked to the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Mariah Carey.
In December, Tina Fey, speaking at the Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, cracked: "Brett Ratner is here.
They had been hanging out in front of the TV with friends at his New York apartment. He began touching himself, she said, then forced her to perform oral sex. Since that incident in the early 1990s, Henstridge has found success as an actress — starring in the films "Species" and "The Whole Nine Yards." But she said she has carried the memory of the run-in with her, and watched from afar as Ratner became one of Hollywood's most powerful players — directing, producing or financing dozens of today's biggest box-office hits, including "Rush Hour," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "The Revenant" and "Horrible Bosses." As hundreds of women have come forward in recent weeks with allegations of sexual misconduct at the hands of producer Harvey Weinstein, director James Toback and numerous other powerful men, Henstridge decided she would no longer remain silent.
In interviews with the Los Angeles Times, Henstridge and five other women accused Ratner of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct that allegedly took place in private homes, on movie sets or at industry events.
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A few days later, he apologized for making that statement during an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show.
On a television show a year later, Ratner identified himself as the director, and claimed that he had "banged" her, something he later said was not true.