In October 2017, Brett Ratner was accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple members of the industry, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Now, he’s making his way back into the filmmaking space, but the Time’s Up Foundation is doing what they can to make sure he doesn’t get away scot-free.
“Time’s Up was born out of the national reckoning on workplace sexual harassment,” said the Time’s Up Foundation CEO and president Tina Tchen. “Our movement is a product of countless courageous acts by many survivors, including those who spoke out about what they endured at the hands of Brett Ratner.”
Ratner’s newly announced project with Millennium Media is set to be a biopic centered around Milli Vanilli, and it would be his first feature directing job since 2014’s Hercules. According to Deadline, he’s been attached to the new project for over a decade. Since the allegations, Warner Bros has cut all ties with the director.
“Not only did Ratner never acknowledge or apologize for the harm he caused, but he also filed lawsuits in an attempt to silence the voices of survivors who came forward — a tactic right out of the predator’s playbook,” Tchen continued. “You don’t get to go away for a couple years and then resurface and act like nothing happened. We have not — and will not — forget. And Millennium Media shouldn’t either. There should be no comeback. #wewontforgetbrett.”