UPDATE: In a statement to TheWrap, director Brett Ratner apologized for saying that "rehearsals are for fags" after a 'Tower Heist' screening on Friday night. "I apologize for any offense my remarks caused. It was a dumb and outdated way of expressing myself," Ratner said. "Everyone who knows me knows that I don't have a prejudiced bone in my body. But as a storyteller I should have been much more thoughtful about the power of language and my choice of words." [TheWrap]

EARLIER: Today in disgusting things Brett Ratner said: after causing an Internet meltdown on Friday by saying he "banged" actress Olivia Munn when she "wasn't Asian," the 'Tower Heist' director told Howard Stern on Monday that he was not totally truthful. "I said I banged her three times, which wasn't true," Ratner said. Pressed by Stern as to whether he had sex with Munn at all, the director replied, "No." Of course, that's nothing compared to the homosexual slur he dropped during a post-'Tower Heist' screening Q&A over the weekend in Los Angeles.

According to Vulture -- as well as D.C. Douglas on Twitter -- Ratner was asked after an Arclight screening of 'Tower Heist' about whether rehearsals were helpful to the creative process. His reply? "Rehearsing is for fags."

Ratner is producing the 84th annual Academy Awards in February.

[via @oliviamunn, Vulture]

[Photo: Getty]



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