Actress Ellen Page accused director Brett Ratner of homophobic abuse and outing her when she was 18 in a written statement Page posted Friday to Facebook.
Page begins the post by recounting a moment before filming of “X-Men: The Last Stand” (released in 2006), during a meet-and-greet, in which she claims Ratner told another woman at the event, “You should f--- her to make her realize she’s gay.”
Page, now 30, also writes that she felt violated, that Ratner’s abuse went unpunished and that she “had no tools to know how to handle the situation.”
“He ‘outed’ me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic,” Page writes in the post. “I proceeded to watch him on set say degrading things to women.”
Playboy Enterprises and Warner Bros. severed ties with Ratner in the past few weeks after at least six women accused him of sexual misconduct. Ratner’s attorney disputed the claims in a letter to The Los Angeles Times. Neither Ratner nor his attorney have responded to The Times regarding Page’s claims.
Page came out as gay during a 2014 speech at Time to Thrive, an LGBT welfare conference in Las Vegas, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
As claims and investigations of sexual harassment, assault or misconduct have recently been made against industry figures including executive Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, actor Jeremy Piven, actor Steven Seagal, actor Dustin Hoffman, director James Toback and comedian Louis C.K., Page’s statement goes on to condemn comedian Bill Cosby and filmmaker Roman Polanski.
Page also refers to co-starring in a Woody Allen movie as “the biggest regret of my career.” (“To Rome with Love,” released in 2012.)
In the post, Page also mentions an unnamed director taking her out to dinner when she was 16 and fondling her leg under the table.
Page ends the post: “I am grateful to anyone and everyone who speaks out against abuse and trauma they have suffered. You are breaking the silence. You are revolution.”
The full statement can be read below via Page’s public Facebook post, which had been shared more than 30,000 times by Friday evening.
The statement includes explicit language.