Let Brett Ratner get a few things straight: Olivia Munn is a liar, except when she's saying flattering things.
The "Tower Heist" director and Oscars producer has been using his considerable, guy's guy charm on the talk show circuit of late to promote his upcoming gigs -- both of which star his boyhood hero, Eddie Murphy -- and his press tour took him Thursday to a little pitch session to woo the free spending, young male audience in the cable woods of G4's "Attack of the Show." Unfortunately for Ratner, it wasn't a total fanboy love fest, because that show's got some serious incidental implications concerning the director's most intimate of secrets.
In Olivia Munn's memoir, "Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek," the far-too-intimate details of a short relationship with a bigwig Hollywood director are amongst many tales she recalled from her early days in Hollywood. Details such as seeing, "a grown man in an oversized shirt holding his undersized manhood in hands glistening with shrimp fat."
On Thursday, Ratner came clean, saying that he was that bigwig director, but denied ever having such glistening, self-pleasuring hands.
"I used to date Olivia Munn, I'll be honest with everyone here. But when she was 'Lisa.' She wasn't Asian back then," he said. "She was hanging out on my set of 'After the Sunset,' I banged her a few times, but I forgot her. Because she changed her name. I didn't know it was the same person and so when she auditioned for me for a TV show, I forgot her, she got pissed off, and so she made up all these stories about me eating shrimp and masturbating in my trailer. And she talked about my shortcomings."
Well, he said he was being honest.
Ratner also addressed some heavier issues, including how "Tower Heist," which is about a bunch of middle class employees of a big money apartment building that try to steal from a ponzi schemer who lost their life savings, relates to Occupy Wall Street. Mostly, he said, they just got lucky with the dovetailing of the film's release and the growing movement.
"It's great to make a movie that's about something, but really we were trying to make a movie that's fun and entertaining. We didn't know that the culture was going to come up to the movie," he said. "We're proud -- we're sorry about the people down on Wall Street having to suffer through this, but we're really happy that it's really happy right now. I offered to have a big screening for them down on Wall Street, but they weren't having it."