The Time’s Up organization, founded as a movement against sexual harassment, has responded to news of director Brett Ratner’s intention to return to work in Hollywood.
In November 2017, seven women accused Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct, which led to Warner Bros. severing ties with Ratner.
As Deadline reported, Millennium Media would team up with Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment on a Milli Vanilli biopic, and kick off sales ahead of the next virtual EFM. The project would mark Ratner’s first feature film director since 2014 Hercules. He has since kept a low profile.
Today, Tina Tchen, President and CEO of Time’s Up, released a statement condemning the move.
“Time’s Up was born out of the national recognition of sexual harassment in the workplace,” Tchen said. “Our movement is the product of countless courageous acts on the part of many survivors, including those who spoke out against what they endured at the hands of Brett Ratner.
“Not only did Ratner never acknowledge or apologize for the harm he caused, he also took legal action to try to silence the voices of survivors who came forward – a tactic out of the playbook. of the predator. You can’t go for a few years, then come back and act like nothing has happened. We have not – and will not forget -. And Millennium Media shouldn’t either. There shouldn’t be any turning back. #wewontforgetbrett »
Deadline will post Ratner’s comments if he responds to the statement.