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Actress Ellen Page accuses director Brett Ratner of making homophobic comments

13 November 2017, 10:45 | Myron Mathis

Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of sexual harassment

Ellen Page

The Oscar nominee, who came out publicly as a lesbian in 2014, said Friday on Facebook that the director made a profane comment suggesting a woman 10 years her senior - who was standing right there - have sex with Page "to make her realize she's gay".

And Ellen Page looked to be in good spirits while hiking with her girlfriend Emma Portner and their dog at Franklin Park in Beverly Hills on Saturday morning.

In a lengthy post on her Facebook page, Ellen Page has accused Ratner of stripping her of her privacy to come to grips with her sexual orientation by herself.

"This is a long awaited reckoning", she wrote. "He "outed" me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic", wrote Page.

Ratner is facing several allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct, including from Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge, which he firmly denies. Page alleges that producers then approached her in her trailer and told her she "couldn't talk like that to him [Ratner]". "I remember a woman walking by the monitor as he made a comment about her "flappy pussy", she elaborated.


"When I was sixteen a director took me to dinner (a professional obligation and a very common one)". It was a painful realization: my safety was not guaranteed at work. I was asked by a director to sleep with a man in his late twenties and to tell them about it. The difference is that I can now assert myself and use my voice to fight back against the insidious queer and transphobic attitude in Hollywood and beyond. Her revelations, she claims, could "help people who may be struggling to be accepted and allowed to be who they are - to thrive". "I did not. This is just what happened during my sixteenth year, a teenager in the entertainment industry". In doing so, Page joins her fellow actors in casting a spotlight on inappropriate behavior in Hollywood, which began last month with reports of sexual assault allegations against producer and executive Harvey Weinstein.

"I made an bad mistake", Page says, admitting that it was her decision. He was investigated for the alleged molestation, but was never charged.

In statement to The New York Times regarding the other allegations, Mr. Singer said he and Mr. Ratner "are confident that his name will be cleared once the current media frenzy dies down and people can objectively evaluate the nature of these claims".

Ratner's representative is yet to respond to The Telegraph's request for comment.



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