Canadian actress, Ellen Page has claimed that director Brett Ratner uninvitedly outed her when she was 18-years-old.
30-year-old Page, who made her claim in a Facebook post, says she “felt violated” after Ratner outed to her sexuality to both cast and crew on the set of “X Men: The Last Stand.”
“He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He was the film’s director, Brett Ratner,” Page writes to her followers.
“I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself,” she added. “I knew I was gay but did not know, so to speak. I felt violated when this happened.”
“I looked down at my feet, didn’t say a word and watched as no one else did either. This man, who had cast me in the film, started our months of filming at a work event with this horrific, unchallenged plea. He ‘outed’ me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic.”
Anna Paquin, who also starred in the “X Men: The Last Stand” film, showed her support for Page and confirmed the incident did intact occur, saying she too was there when Ratner made the comment.
“I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you,” Paquin tweeted.
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) November 10, 2017
Along with having her sexuality outed, Page has also since detailed alleged degrading comments Ratner made about women on set. Ratner faces sexual misconduct allegations from six women including actress Olivia Munn.
Sourced via Washington Blade