Responding to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the claims of sexual assault or harassment by six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, against Ratner, Jenkins tweeted on Wednesday: “I am extremely distressed to read these terrible allegations against Brett Ratner. When I spoke of Brett, I spoke of my own experiences with him, which were not these at all.”
Jenkins was referring to an appearance she made Sunday night at the Jewish National Fund dinner in Los Angeles, which was closed to press, during which she presented Ratner with the Tree of Life Award for his philanthropic work in Israel. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot had pulled out of the dinner shortly beforehand, and Jenkins took her place. During her speech, Jenkins recalled that Ratner wrote her a check to cover the costs of her thesis film and how she met him while working on music videos in New York City over 20 years ago. After her introduction, Jenkins embraced Ratner as he accepted his award.
Ratner’s RatPac-Dune Entertainment co-financed Jenkins’ Wonder Woman through its slate financing deal with Warner Bros.
You can watch Jenkins’ speech in full below.