Anna Paquin accuses doctor of inappropriate fertility comments

The actress says the incident happened in London during a studio-mandated physical

Anna Paquin accuses doctor of inappropriate fertility comments
Stars Insider

09/03/18 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin is accusing a London doctor of making inappropriate comments during an exam.

“At a routine but mandatory physical for work in London today the older male [doctor] patronizingly informed me that he ‘applauded’ my having started a family because ‘so many women in my industry leave it too late’ [and] then it becomes such a ‘drama’ [to] conceive,” she began on Twitter.

“Being in perfect health/fit for work which he had already established through extensive forms I filled out and a physical exam the personal comments and appraisal of my fertility was neither relevant nor appropriate,” she continued.

“Hands up every actor/film/theatre person who can guess which London doctor I'm talking about? Has he missed the whole #metoo and #TimesUp thing? I thought we were done [with] being trapped alone in rooms with men who control our professional lives making us uncomfortable.”

Addressing a comment about the doctor, Paquin spoke of his history. “This one has a reputation... I found out afterwards... I don't think he meant well.”

She also explained she did not choose to visit this doctor. “I don't get to chose the doctor for these things. The network/studio you are working for does.”

Ultimately, however, Paquin says she was too “caught off guard” to give the doctor “the response he deserved.”


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