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She accused director Brett Ratner of rape in a Facebook post. Then he sued her for defamation

She accused director Brett Ratner of rape in a Facebook post. Then he sued her for defamation

Filmmaker Brett Ratner has sued a woman in federal court in Hawaii, alleging she defamed him with a Facebook post that claimed he raped her about 12 years ago.

The defamation suit was filed against Melanie Kohler, a former marketing executive who now co-owns a scuba shop with her husband in Hawaii. She was sued just hours after the Los Angeles Times published a story with allegations from six women — including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge — accusing Ratner of sexual misconduct and harassment. Kohler was not quoted in the...

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