05/30/2013 05:05 pm ET Updated Jul 30, 2013

Brett Ratner, Replaced As Oscars Producer, Gives Academy $1 Million -

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Director Brett Ratner, who was replaced at the last minute as the 2012 Oscars producer following comments he made about his sex life and uttering a homophobic slur, has made a $1-million gift for the planned Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences museum.

The academy said Wednesday that its capital campaign, launched in 2012 to build a museum in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has secured more than half of its $300-million goal in commitments.