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Ellen Page Outs Brett Ratner As A Homophobe And Sexual Harasser
Yesterday, Brett Ratner, who had already come under fire for his boorish behavior was put on FULL blast by actress Ellen Page during a particular pointed and impassioned Facebook post.
“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. I was eighteen years old. He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: “You should f**k her to make her realize she’s gay.” He was the film’s director, Brett Ratner.
Page says Ratner outed her as gay before she had even come out to herself, her family, friends or anyone. She also told of how Ratner crassly commented about a production employee’s “flappy pu**y” to her face.
When I was sixteen a director took me to dinner (a professional obligation and a very common one). He fondled my leg under the table and said, “You have to make the move, I can’t.” I did not make the move and I was fortunate to get away from that situation. It was a painful realization: my safety was not guaranteed at work. An adult authority figure for whom I worked intended to exploit me, physically. 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. I did not. This is just what happened during my sixteenth year, a teenager in the entertainment industry.
Page then went on to talk about “the biggest regret of her career”:
I did a Woody Allen movie and it is the biggest regret of my career. 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.” Ultimately, however, it is my choice what films I decide to do and I made the wrong choice. I made an awful mistake.
The revolution won’t be televised…it will be projected onto a 200-foot silver screen.
You can read Ellen’s entire Facebook post HERE.