Anna Paquin backs up Ellen Page’s sexual harassment allegation against director Brett Ratner
Fellow X-Men star Anna Paquin has backed up a sexual harassment allegation by Ellen Page against director Brett Ratner. Earlier this week, Page accused the X-Men director of sexually harassing her when she was 18. Ratner, who has been accused of rape by former employee Melanie Kohler, allegedly told a woman standing next to Page: ‘You should f*** her to make her realise she’s gay.’ The lesbian actress said she had also been sexually harassed by a director when she was 16, and “sexually assaulted by a grip months later”. Paquin, who is also bisexual, has now backed up the allegations by Page, saying she was there when Ratner made the comment. “I was there,” Paquin wrote on Twitter. “If you can’t think of the glaringly obvious reason I remained silent then perhaps you’ve forgotten that I’ve been in this victim grooming industry since before I hit puberty,” she added. The claims come after multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood figures including Kevin Spacey, Charlie Sheen, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Tambor and Amazon Studios executive Roy Price. Page came out in 2014, in an incredible, emotional speech to GLAAD, but her allegations date from the mid 2000s, when she was
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