Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Actress Nathasha Henstridge Accuses Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Actress Nathasha Henstridge Accuses Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct

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Henstridge goes public with sexual misconduct allegations

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Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge has joined several other women in making allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct against director Brett Ratner.

Henstridge, who was born in Springdale, N.L., and raised in Fort McMurray, Alta., told the L.A. Times she went to Ratner's New York apartment in the early 1990s to watch a movie with him and some other friends.

The star of movies including "Species" and "The Whole Nine Yards" was a 19-year-old model at the time, while Ratner is a few years older.

Henstridge alleges that she and Ratner were eventually left alone at his apartment, and when she tried to go home, he physically prevented her from leaving until she performed oral sex on him.

In a 10-page letter to the L.A. Times, Ratner's lawyer Martin Singer said the director "categorically" denies Henstridge's accusations and allegations made by five other women in the newspaper's article.

"I have represented Mr. …

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