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Elliot Page says a famous actor threatened to rape him to convince him he wasn't gay
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Elliot Page says a famous actor threatened to rape him to convince him he wasn't gay

The star has shared details of the shocking incident in his memoir Pageboy

Elliot Page says a famous actor threatened to rape him to convince him he wasn’t gay.

The Umbrella Academy star revealed the shocking incident in his upcoming memoir Pageboy, in a chapter entitled Famous A**hole at Party.

Page writes that he was at a birthday party in Los Angeles in 2014 - after he had come out as gay, but before coming out as trans in 2020 - when he was approached by the famous star.

He says the star, who is described as an ‘acquaintance’, told him: “You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men.”

The unnamed actor then threatened: “I’m going to f**k you to make you realize you aren’t gay.”

Page says the pair ran into each other at the gym a few days later, when the actor told him he ‘didn’t have a problem’ with gay people, to which Page replied: “I think you might.”

Page, 36, told People magazine: "I've had some version of that happen many times throughout my life.

Elliot Page is releasing a memoir this month.

"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.

"I put that story in the book because it’s about highlighting the reality, the s**t we deal with and what gets sent to us constantly, particularly in environments that are predominantly cis and heterosexual.

“How we navigate that world where you either have more extreme, overt moments like that. Or you have the more, like, subtle jokes.

"[In Hollywood] these are very powerful people. They're the ones choosing what stories are being told and creating content for people to see all around the world."

Elliot Page has opened up about his life in his new memoir.

He went on to say that while he had opted not to name the actor, ‘he will hear about this and know it’s him’.

Elsewhere in the eagerly anticipated memoir, Page reveals that he had a relationship with Kate Mara.

The relationship came to be in 2014 when Page was filming X-Men: Days of Future Past.

“The first person I fell for after my heart was broken was Kate Mara,” Page writes in his book.

“She had a boyfriend at the time, the lovely and talented Max Minghella."

It is unclear whether there was any crossover between Mara’s relationship with Minghella and Page, however, the Juno star said Mara told him: “I never thought I could be in love with two people and now I know I can.”

Pageboy will be released on June 6.

Topics: Celebrity, Elliot Page, LGBTQ