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03rd Jun 2023

Elliot Page says actor threatened to have sex with him to ‘make you realise you aren’t gay’

Steve Hopkins

‘We’re supposed to just brush off, when actually it’s very awful’

Elliot Page has revealed an actor threatened to rape him in order to convince him he wasn’t gay.

The transgender actor details the incident in his upcoming memoir, Pageboy, which People Magazine has published excerpts from.

Page writes that the incident occurred at a birthday party in Los Angeles in 2014 after the Oscar nominee came out as gay, and before his transition in 2020.

“You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men,” Page recalls being told in a chapter titled ‘Famous Asshole At Party’, People reported.

Page goes on to say that the threat became more direct with the actor saying: “I’m going to f*** you to make you realise you aren’t gay.”

When the two actors ran into each other at the gym a few days later, the unnamed actor, Page wrote, insisted he didn’t “have a problem” with gay people.

Page told him, “I think you might” and told People magazine that he’s endured similar remarks many times.

“I’ve had some version of that happen many times throughout my life,” he said.

“A lot of queer and trans people deal with it incessantly. These moments that we often, like, don’t talk about or we’re supposed to just brush off, when actually it’s very awful.”

Page told People that he chose not to name the celebrity, but insisted several people were present at the party when the incident occurred, and that the person will know “it’s him” when he hears about the book.

Rather than wanting to expose the actor, Page said he included the incident in the book to highlight “the reality, the s*** we deal with and what gets sent to us constantly, particularly in environments that are predominantly cis and heterosexual”.

Page also writes in his book about how he fell in love with Kate Mara in 2014, after coming out as gay.

He told how Kate’s then-boyfriend, Max Minghella, was supportive of her exploring her own feelings for Page — and how Kate admitted she was “in love with two people”.

Read the People article here.

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