"You should f--k her to make her realize she's gay."
These are the words Ellen Page, then 18, heard from director Brett Ratner while on the set of X Men: The Last Stand. In a Facebook post published today, Page recounts the abuse she endured from the director who, as she puts it, "'outed' me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic."
Page's statement comes at a time when allegations about sexual misconduct are making headlines in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, with the growing list of the accused including Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Piven, Matthew Weiner and more.
Here is Page's complete statement:
— Jesse Kinos-Goodin