Ellen Web page Accuses Brett Ratner of "Homophobic" and "Abusive" Habits

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Ellen Web page is sharing allegations of misconduct in opposition to Brett Ratner.

In a Fb put up, the actress claims that the director “outed” her on the set of 2006’s X Males: The Final Stand when she was 18. Web page, now 30, additionally shares that Ratner wasn’t punished for his “blatantly homophobic and abusive habits.”

Web page beings the put up, “‘You must fuck her to make her notice she’s homosexual.’ He stated this about me throughout a forged and crew ‘meet and greet’ earlier than we started filming, X Males: The Final Stand. I used to be eighteen years outdated. He checked out a lady standing subsequent to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and stated: ‘You must fuck her to make her notice she’s homosexual.’ He was the movie’s director, Brett Ratner.”

Web page then shares that the “public, aggressive outing” left her with emotions of disgrace, writing that she was “robbed of greater than autonomy” over her skill to outline herself.

“Ratner’s remark replayed in my thoughts many instances over time as I encountered homophobia and coped with emotions of reluctance and uncertainty concerning the business and my future in it,” Web page writes. “The distinction is that I can now assert myself and use my voice to to combat again in opposition to the insidious queer and transphobic angle in Hollywood and past. Hopefully having the place I’ve, I will help individuals who could also be struggling to be accepted and allowed to be who they’re –to thrive. Weak younger individuals with out my benefits are so usually diminished and made to really feel they don’t have any choices for residing the life they had been meant to joyously lead.”

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Web page then shares that she obtained into an “altercation” with the director after he “insisted” she put on a T-shirt with “Crew Ratner” written on it. She writes, “I responded, ‘I’m not in your workforce.’ Later within the day, producers of the movie got here to my trailer to say that I ‘could not speak like that to him.’ I used to be being reprimanded, but he was not being punished nor fired for the blatantly homophobic and abusive habits all of us witnessed. I used to be an actor that nobody knew. I used to be eighteen and had no instruments to know how you can deal with the state of affairs.”

Web page additionally discusses misconduct that occurred to her when she was simply 16. “Once I was sixteen a director took me to dinner (an expert obligation and a quite common one),” she writes. “He fondled my leg underneath the desk and stated, ‘You need to make the transfer, I can not.’ I didn’t make the transfer and I used to be lucky to get away from that state of affairs. It was a painful realization: my security was not assured at work. An grownup authority determine for whom I labored meant to take advantage of me, bodily. I used to be sexually assaulted by a grip months later. I used to be requested by a director to sleep with a person in his late twenties and to inform them about it. I didn’t. That is simply what occurred throughout my sixteenth 12 months, a teen within the leisure business.”

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Web page goes on to put in writing that the “the most important remorse of my profession” was engaged on a Woody Allen film, 2012’s To Rome With Love.

In response to her claims about Ratner, Web page’s X Males co-star Anna Paquin tweeted, “I used to be there when that remark was made. I stand with you .@EllenPage.”

Web page’s feedback about Ratner comply with final week’s misconduct claims in opposition to the director, made by Olivia Munn and 5 different girls. In response, Ratner’s lawyer Martin Singer denied every lady’s declare on his behalf.

You’ll be able to learn Web page’s complete put up above.

E! Information has reached out to Ratner for remark.

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