Warner Bros. severs ties with Brett Ratner amid sexual harassment claims

Top brass at the studio spent the day reviewing the allegations that Ratner had masturbated in front of actresses and forced one actress to perform oral sex on him. Ratner’s attorney has adamantly denied the charges on his behalf.

In a statement, Ratner portrayed the choice to part ways with Warner Bros. as his own.

“In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.-related activities,” he said in the statement. “I don’t want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved.”