Wonder Woman just won another battle. Gal Gadot, who plays the super She-ro, confirmed that embattled powerful producer Brett Ratner will not be involved with the series sequel.
The New York Post’s Page Six reported over the weekend that Gadot made a demand that Ratner be removed from the project or she would not return.
Ratner has been accused by several woman of sexual misconduct in the recent rash of victim declarations. His company RatPac had partially funded the first “Wonder Woman” with Gadot as the lead, and made a fortune from the success of the female empowerment blockbuster.
While Warner Bros. mouthpiece Jack Horner and his cohorts desperately tried to backpedal the Page Six story, spinning to multiple outlets about its veracity, Gadot has now spoken up.
When asked by “Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday about her Ratner ultimatum, she said, “Everyone knew what was the right thing to do … a lot has been written about my views and the way that I feel, and everyone knows the way that I feel because I’m not hiding anything. But the truth is, there’s so many people involved in making this movie, it’s not just me, and they all echoed the same sentiments. You know what I mean?”
Gadot — who refused to hand a recent award to Ratner — added it had already been decided that Ratner was out, “Everyone knew what was the right thing to do, but there was nothing for me to actually come and say, ’cause it was already done before this article came out, you know?”
Ratner, through his attorney, Marty Singer, has “categorically” denied the sexual harassment and misconduct allegations.
SOURCE: New York Post, Page Six