Anna Paquin backs Ellen Page's sexual harassment claim against Brett Ratner

Anna Paquin backs Ellen Page's sexual harassment claim against Brett Ratner

Anna Paquin backs Ellen Page's sexual harassment claim against Brett Ratner

The Inception famed actor, Ellen Page in a lengthy Facebook post has accused director, Brett Ratner for sexually harassing on her meeting with the actor on the sets of X-Men: The Last Stand.

"If you can't think of the glaringly obvious reason I remained silent", Ms. Paquin said in a subsequent post, "then perhaps you've forgotten that I've been in this victim grooming industry since before I hit puberty". "I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak". This man, who had cast me in the film, started our months of filming at a work event with this horrific, unchallenged plea. "He was pressuring me, in front of many people, to don a t-shirt with "Team Ratner" on it". She noted that later on that day, "producers of the film came to my trailer to say that I 'couldn't talk like that to him.' I was being reprimanded, yet he was not being punished nor fired for the blatantly homophobic and abusive behavior we all witnessed".

"This is a long awaited reckoning", she wrote.

"I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment", Singer said in a 10-page letter to the Times.

"I was there when that comment was made".

"When I was sixteen a director took me to dinner (a professional obligation and a very common one)".

She isn't the first to come forward with allegations against Ratner: six other women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, have shared their stories.

She says: 'I did not make the move and I was fortunate to get away from that situation. It was a painful realization: my safety was not guaranteed at work.

"I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself".

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. "They (abusers), want you to feel small, to make you insecure, to make you feel like you are indebted to them, or that your actions are to blame for their unwelcome advances".

Page says that joining the cast of Woody Allen's To Rome With Love is the "biggest regret" of her career. Page called starring in To Rome with Love in spite of those previous allegations "an terrible mistake".

She also says, working with Woody Allen, who married his adopted daughter and has been accused of sexual abuse by his biological daughter, was regrettable. He was investigated for the alleged molestation, but was never charged.

A representative for Ratner did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment on Page's allegations.

Ratner's attorney Andrew Brettler denies that his client was confronted about his conduct.

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