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Not solely has director Brett Ratner been accused of badual harbadment (and worse) by not less than six ladies, however he’s additionally suing certainly one of his accusers for libel. Considering a horrendous Facebook put up actress Ellen Page printed on Friday, nonetheless, the way forward for Ratner’s libel go well with has grow to be extra questionable than ever. As for the accusations in opposition to him, his allegedly badist and derogatory conduct in direction of Page on the set of 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand suggests the numerous ladies who’ve already come ahead with their tales usually are not alone.
According to Page, Ratner’s first offense occurred throughout a pre-production social occasion for forged and crew members alike. Pointing towards the 18-year-old actress and an unidentified lady who was not less than 10 years older, the movie director mentioned, “You should f*ck her to make her realize she’s gay.” In different phrases, Ratner — whom Page stresses didn’t know she was homobadual since she wouldn’t formally come out for eight years — blatantly introduced this older lady ought to sleep with Page to substantiate her baduality for her. “I felt violated when this happened,” says Page, including: “I looked down at my feet, didn’t say a word and watched as no one else did either.”
Aside from Ratner’s outing Page simply earlier than “months of filming at a work event with this horrific, unchallenged plea,” which she provides “we all recognize as homophobic,” she additionally remembers listening to the director refer to a different lady’s “flappy bad” after the latter walked by the monitor. The episodes in the end led to an oblique “altercation” between the 2, when Page refused to put on a shirt that learn “Team Ratner” on the director’s request. After Ratner repeatedly pressured her to put on the shirt, she instructed him, “I am not on your team.” Film producers later met together with her in her trailer and mentioned she “couldn’t talk like that to him.”