Natasha Henstridge claims Brett Ratner sexually assaulted her when she was 19-years-old, but her ex-husband is calling her out and saying Ratner should not be vilified until he’s actually proven guilty.
Damian Chapa — star of “Blood In, Blood Out” — said he was “Appalled at these allegations made by my ex-wife Natasha Henstridge towards Brett Ratner.” He made the statement in a Facebook post, which has now been deleted.
He’s referring to Henstridge claiming Ratner forced her to perform oral sex when she was a young actress. The “Species” star is one of many women to come forward and accuse the producer of sexual abuse.
Chapa, who was married to Henstridge for a year in 1995, says “She boasted about her conquests after divorcing back in the day. It is so sad what is happening in our Society. Guilty until proven innocent.”
Chapa feels close to the situation because in 2012 he was jailed for 7 weeks in Germany after the mother of his child falsely accused him of rape. He came back to sue her for defamation, and claims to have collected damages.
Even though he was exonerated, Chapa says “A man can never take back being mentally raped by accusations. This is a syndrome that must end.”
The actor is adamant, “RATNER IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY”
We’ve reached out to reps for both Chapa and Henstridge.