Arts & Entertainment

Ellen Page accuses director Brett Ratner of outing her at age 18

By Mariah Cooper

November 10, 2017

Ellen Page claims director Brett Ratner outed her when she was 18 years old.

In a Facebook post, Page, now 30, says she “felt violated” after Ratner outed to her cast and crew on the set of “X Men: The Last Stand.”

“He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He was the film’s director, Brett Ratner,” Page writes.

“I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself,” she continues. “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.”

Anna Paquin, who also starred in “X Men: The Last Stand,” showed her support for Page and says she was there when Ratner made the comment.

“I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you,” Paquin tweeted.

I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you .@EllenPage https://t.co/DEIvKDXeEL — Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) November 10, 2017

Page also details alleged degrading comments Ratner made about women on set. Ratner faces sexual misconduct allegations from six women including actress Olivia Munn.