Bear in mind Brett Ratner? He’s the douche-bro behind a collection of middling movies who was accused of sexual assault and harassment by a number of girls in 2017. Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge had been among the many accusers who detailed incidents of harassment, groping, and sexual coercion. Elliot Web page additionally accused Ratner of sexual harassment and outing his sexuality when he was solely 18. He’s a bit of sh*t who no person has missed, however as a result of that is Hollywood and even probably the most abhorrent abusers really feel entitled to a comeback, Ratner tried to get again into the director’s chair with a, sure, Milli Vanilli film.
It had beforehand been introduced that Ratner and his manufacturing firm RatPac Leisure had been working with Millennium Media on the long-gestating biopic of the notorious lip-syncers. The challenge was revealed forward of the upcoming Berlin Movie Competition, the place it will be pitched to potential buyers.
Time’s Up shortly pushed again in opposition to Ratner’s tried comeback, with CEO and President Tina Tchen saying:
‘Our motion is a product of numerous brave acts by many survivors, together with those that spoke out about what they endured by the hands of Brett Ratner. Not solely did Ratner by no means acknowledge or apologize for the hurt he brought on, however he additionally filed lawsuits in an try to silence the voices of survivors who got here ahead – a tactic proper out of the predator’s playbook. You don’t get to go away for a pair years after which resurface and act like nothing occurred. Now we have not – and won’t – overlook. And Millennium Media shouldn’t both. There must be no comeback. #wewontforgetbrett.’
Nicely, it now appears as if Millennium Media has been embarrassed into motion. Selection confirmed that they’re now not concerned with promoting the movie or its future manufacturing. If the title Millennium rings a bell, that’s as a result of it’s the corporate of 1 Avi Lerner. He final made headlines when he employed Bryan Singer to direct a Pink Sonja adaptation, a choice he then defended by saying that he was completely cool with an accused serial little one rapist making the film as a result of the accusations had been ‘agenda-driven faux information.’ He then tried to ‘make clear’ that declare by doubling the f*ck down on it and saying that ‘I’ve received a motive why I doubt that he has carried out it.’ Uh-huh. Singer, by the way in which, is now not concerned with that film.
Selection additionally notes that Ratner’s Milli Vanilli movie has different buyers and bidders on board and that the challenge is all however absolutely funds. So, alas, Ratner’s comeback is just not completely useless within the water but. We’ll definitely hold the strain on his slimy shoulders. Somebody has to.
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