Ellen Page took to Facebook to share a gut-wrenching story about director Brett Ratner, whom she worked under while filming X-Men: The Last Stand.
According to the out actress, Ratner hurled sexually-charged remarks at Page and outed her without her consent, telling a crew member to, “fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.”
Page, 18 at the time, was not out publicly.
She isn’t the first to come forward with allegations against Ratner: six other women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, have shared their stories. (Henstridge says the director forced himself on her at his apartment in the early 1990s.)
Page said Ratner’s remarks left her scarred.
“This public, aggressive outing left me with long-standing feelings of shame, one of the most destructive results of homophobia. Making someone feel ashamed of who they are is a cruel manipulation, designed to oppress and repress. I was robbed of more than autonomy over my ability to define myself.”
The Juno star claims she got into an altercation with the filmmaker when she spoke up for herself after his “blatantly homophobic and abusive behavior we all witnessed.”
She also reflected on allegations agaisnt others in Hollywood, and called working with director Woody Allen in 2012’s To Rome with Love the “biggest regret” of her career.
“I want to see these men have to face what they have done,” she wrote. “I want them to not have power anymore. I want them to sit and think about who they are without their lawyers, their millions, their fancy cars, houses upon houses, their ’playboy’ status and swagger.”
Page called on others to to make sure the status quo doesn’t endure: “Don’t allow this behavior to be normalized… I am grateful to anyone and everyone who speaks out against abuse and trauma they have suffered.”