Actress Ellen Page claims producer/director Brett Ratner outed her as gay when she was 18. In a lengthy Facebook post Friday, Page says the incident occurred during a cast and crew “meet and greet” for 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 (expletive) her to make her realize she’s gay,’” she wrote. “He ‘outed’ me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic.”
The allegation comes as Ratner faces several other accusations of sexual misconduct. Actress Olivia Munn and five other women accused Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct in a Nov. 1 report from the Los Angeles Times. In an Oct. 20 Facebook post, Melanie Kohler claimed Ratner raped her 12 years ago, writing he "preyed on me as a drunk girl (and) forced himself on me." Ranter filed a lawsuit in federal court for libel over the post on Nov. 1.
Page says she “felt violated” by the incident but said nothing at the time.
Actress Anna Paquin, who stared in the 2006 film with Page, corroborated the comment on Twitter Friday.
"I was there when that comment was made," she tweeted. "I stand with you (Ellen Page)."
Page also claims Ratner said degrading things to women on set, recounting a time he made a comment about a woman's genitals.
In the post, Page also writes about several incidents of sexual misconduct she claims she experienced during her time as an actress, including her leg being fondled by an unnamed director when she was 16, and being sexually assaulted by a grip at the same age.
Page's rep Liz Mahoney confirmed to USA TODAY Friday that the actress posted the allegations.
USA TODAY has reached out to Ratner's rep for comment.
Ratner's attorney Martin Singer has denied previous allegations against Ratner to the Los Angeles Times, saying in a statement to the paper, “I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment."