Ellen Page Accuses Brett Ratner of ‘Homophobic and Abusive Behavior’
Ellen Page wrote a powerful essay against X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner, who apparently made homophobic and inappropriate comments about her sexuality.
Ellen describes a moment when Brett allegedly pointed to her (she was 18 at the time) and told another woman standing next to her, “You should f— her to make her realize she’s gay.”
“I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself,” she wrote on Facebook. “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. I proceeded to watch him on set say degrading things to women. I remember a woman walking by the monitor as he made a comment about her ‘flappy p—-.’”
“I was being reprimanded, yet he was not being punished nor fired for the blatantly homophobic and abusive behavior we all witnessed,” she said. “I was an actor that no one knew. I was eighteen and had no tools to know how to handle the situation.”
Anna Paquin came to her defense, too:
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) November 10, 2017