(WB) Ellen Page claims director Brett Ratner outed her when she was 18 years old.
In a Facebook post, Page, now 30, says she “felt violated” after Ratner outed to her 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.
“I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself,” she continues. “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 “X Men: The Last Stand,” showed her support for Page and says she was there when Ratner made the comment.
“I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you,” Paquin tweeted.
Page also details alleged degrading comments Ratner made about women on set. Ratner faces sexual misconduct allegations from six women including actress Olivia Munn.
— Mariah Cooper, Washington Blade courtesy of the National LGBTQ Media Association.