Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of making homophobic and misogynistic comments

Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of outing her 'F*ck her to make her realise she’s gay' Ellen Page called out Brett Ratner’s sexist behaviour
Freda Brock | 13 November, 2017, 10:44

The Oscar nominee, who came out publicly as a lesbian in 2014, said Friday on Facebook that the director made a profane comment suggesting a woman 10 years her senior - who was standing right there - have sex with Page "to make her realize she's gay".

Page went on to explain that at the time, she had not yet come out as gay even to herself.

Page ended her statement by calling this current climate of public outing "a long awaited reckoning", with the hope that her fellow colleagues will continue to speak out against any abuse and trauma they've experienced. I looked down at my feet, didn't say a word and watched as no one else did either. "He "outed" me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic", Page wrote.

In a string of sexual scandals, which have recently swept through Hollywood, Brett Ratner has already been accused by a number of actresses, including Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn, of sexual misconduct and harassment.

She received support from a co-star of the film: Canadian-born Anna Paquin, who said on Twitter that she "was there when that comment was made". Page alleges that producers then approached her in her trailer and told her she "couldn't talk like that to him [Ratner]".

Page, a former child actor, also recounts being sexually harassed and assaulted by other, unnamed figures in the film industry while she was 16 years old. "I did not make the move and I was fortunate to get away from that situation", Page writes. It was a painful realization: my safety was not guaranteed at work. "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".

Xi calls on Seoul to resume North Korea talks
President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to hold a third bilateral summit next month in China . The two were meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit of Asia Pacific leaders in the Vietnamese city of Danang.

Melanie Kohler, who in a Facebook post last month accusd Brett Ratner of rape, spoke to ABC News about the allegations and Ratner's defamation lawsuit against her, November 8, 2017.

"This is just what happened during my sixteenth year, a teenager in the entertainment industry". Her revelations, she claims, could "help people who may be struggling to be accepted and allowed to be who they are - to thrive".

"I made an bad mistake", Page says, admitting that it was her decision.

"I did a Woody Allen movie and it is the biggest regret of my career". Mr. Singer did not respond immediately to an emailed request for comment on Saturday about Ms. Page's allegations.

The Hollywood producer's attorney, Andrew Brettler, denied to the Daily News that his client was ever informed of the allegations.

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