The Inception famed actor, Ellen Page in a lengthy Facebook post has accused director, Brett Ratner for sexually harassing on her meeting with the actor on the sets of X-Men: The Last Stand.
“You should f**k her to make her realize she’s gay.” He said this about me during a cast and crew “meet and greet” before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand," the post started.
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The 30-year-old actor was 18 at the time of filming. She said Ratner made the crude comment to another female star about 10 years her senior.
Page came out as gay in February 2014, during a speech at a Human Rights Campaign, but says at the time of filming the “X-Men” movie she “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."
She went on to write, "I felt violated when this happened … 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."
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Ratner is one of many powerful men in entertainment and media who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of a series of allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
The director denies the allegations and said he is filing a defamation suit against one of his accusers.
In Page’s Facebook post, which quickly went viral, the actor also said an unnamed director “fondled” her leg under a table when he took her to dinner at the age of 16, telling her: “You have to make the move, I can’t.” She continued: “I was sexually assaulted by a grip months later. I was asked by a director to sleep with a man in his late twenties and to tell them about it.”
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She further said that acting in a Woody Allen movie was “the biggest regret of my career”, writing, “I am ashamed I did this. I had yet to find my voice and was not who I am now and felt pressured, because ‘of course you have to say yes to this Woody Allen film’.”
Page also spoke of her privilege as a white lesbian and called for people to support other survivors of violence who are more marginalized than she was.
“Let’s remember the epidemic of violence against women in our society disproportionately affects low income women, particularly women of color, trans and queer women and indigenous women, who are silenced by their economic circumstances and profound mistrust of a justice system that acquits the guilty in the face of overwhelming evidence and continues to oppress people of color.”
Here is her full post:
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