Brett Ratner is adamant that the woman accusing him of rape be made to take a deposition under oath because he believes she’s lying.
As The Blast first reported, Melanie Kohler has been fighting Ratner’s defamation lawsuit against her, claiming he sued her — and NOT his more famous accusers — in an attempt to “silence and intimidate” other women from coming forward with allegations against him.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ratner is now pushing hard for a judge to order Kohler to submit to a deposition under oath as part of the discovery process.
“To demonstrate that Defendant’s statements were false,” the filing states, “Mr. Ratner must be given an opportunity to question Defendant, under oath, about them and the underlying alleged incident. Mr. Ratner is entitled to Defendant’s sworn testimony regarding the full details of her alleged interactions with Mr. Ratner because such discovery would allow Mr. Ratner to show by direct and circumstantial evidence that Defendant’s assault allegation was false, and that she knew it was false when she made it.”
The case is ongoing.