Sexual Assault Allegations Put Brett Ratner's Playboy Movie on Hold

Published November 2nd, 2017 - 01:49 GMT
The playboy logo, which is gonna be makin' money. (Faiz Zaki / Shutterstock.com)
The playboy logo, which is gonna be makin' money. (Faiz Zaki / Shutterstock.com)

Playboy Enterprises has halted plans for a biopic of Hugh Hefner after sexual allegations against Brett Ratner, who was planning to direct.

"We are deeply troubled to learn about the accusations against Brett Ratner," a spokesman for Playboy Enterprises told the Los Angeles Times. "We find this kind of behavior completely unacceptable. We are putting all further development of our projects with RatPac Entertainment on hold until we are able to review the situation further."

Six actresses, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, have accused Ratner of sexual misconduct and harassment.

Ratner has denied the claims.

Earlier reports -- based on comments by Ratner himself -- said that Jared Leto had been tapped to play Hefner in the film, but representatives for the actor told Deadline that was never official.

"Jared Leto is not and was not attached to a Brett Ratner-directed Hugh Hefner film, nor will he be working with him in the future," the rep said. "Earlier reports were incorrect and not confirmed by his representatives."

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