What happened: In a Q&A session after a screening of his film "Tower Heist," director Brett Ratner disparaged rehearsal as "being for..." and then using an anti-gay slur. He then went on Howard Stern's Sirius XM show and talked about masturbation, cunnilingus, pubic hair, the size of his testicles and his sexual encounter with Lindsay Lohan. The apology: In a Nov. 8 statement, Ratner apologized for the anti-gay slur and resigned as producer of the 84th Annual Academy Awards. "Over the last few days, Ive gotten a well-deserved earful from many of the people I admire most in this industry expressing their outrage and disappointment over the hurtful and stupid things I said in a number of recent media appearances. To them, and to everyone Ive hurt and offended, Id like to apologize publicly and unreservedly."
Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times
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