Actress Natasha Henstridge Fights Tears as She Recounts Alleged Sex Assault by Brett Ratner
The "Species" star says she was just 19 years old at the time.
Actress Natasha Henstridge is describing the "scary" moment when she claims she was sexually assaulted by director Brett Ratner nearly 25 years ago.
“He blocked the door and he didn’t let me leave,” the Species star told Megyn Kelly Wednesday morning.
The actress was just 19 years old when she says Ratner attacked her after a party in his apartment.
“We all sort of fell asleep, were just dozing off watching a film," Henstridge told Kelly. "When I woke up, I was alone there with him and tried to leave and it got really scary from there."
She said Ratner forced her to perform oral sex on him. Ratner has denied her allegations.
“When you're afraid of somebody, when you don't know what they're capable of, when you're afraid of them, you don't know what they're capable of doing and I submitted,” she said. “I did submit.”
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews is sharing his own experience with sexual assault.
The former football player-turned-actor told Good Morning America about the night he says he was assaulted by his then-agent at a Hollywood party.
“He literally takes his hand and puts it and squeezes my genitals and I jump back and say, ‘Hey! Hey!’ He's still sticking his tongue out and I’m like, ‘Dude, what are you doing? What are you doing?’” he recalled. “Then he comes back again, he just won’t stop and then I got forceful pushed him back, he bumps in to other partygoers and he starts giggling and laughing.”
Crews says he was there with his wife, Rebecca, and his friend, Billy Madison star Adam Sandler. He stayed silent because he feared the agent, Adam Venit, could ruin his career.
“I've worked so hard for this, I survived the NFL, I made it to entertainment and I get assaulted by my own agent,” he said. “It makes no sense. It was vile to the core and it still shocks me! It still shocks me!”
Adam Venit has been put on leave as head of the motion picture division of the William Morris Talent Agency, pending an investigation.
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