Box office superstar Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman on the silver screen to rave reviews says she won’t do another film unless the studio cuts ties with director Brett Ratner.
If you don’t remember who Ratner is, he was accused by six women of sexual assault, namely Olivia Munn and Ellen Page. (Related: Munn, Henstridge, and 4 More Actresses Accuse Filmmaker Brett Ratner Of sexual harassment).
This makes total sense. I wouldn’t want to make money for a pervert either, would you? No one should. Keep shunning these low life predators until they are no more. Wonder woman ALWAYS fought for justice so thank you for standing up against the evil in Hollywood.
Gal is amazing and lives up to the character I want her to continue being Wonder Woman loved the film and I’m anxious to see her again this weekend in Justice League I would be heartbroken if she quit.
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— monicaarcia (@MonicaArcia) November 12, 2017
Gadot’s success at the box office gives her weight to speak what she wants and doesn’t want which has resulted in Ratner choosing to step away from his role to keep things moving the way they have been. Ratner’s company is called RatPac-Dune which co-produced the Justice League, due out this weekend.
Ratner has been accused by six women, including Olivia Munn, of sexual harassment and misconduct; another accused him of rape; and most recently Ellen Page claimed that he outed her and humiliated her for her sexuality on set. After her initial report, Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman says she has been contacted by 45 more individuals with allegations.
Ratner has already made the “personal” choice to split from Warner Brothers, for the good of the company, he says:
“In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.- related activities. I don’t want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved.”
Gadot is awesome, and unlike the other recent DC movies, Wonder Woman was good.
The problem with sexual harassment/assault is it will almost always be a “he-said-she-said” issue. So we rely on the amount of evidence, the number of victims, who stands to gain the most, etc. to make a call. In this case, six allegations indicate something happened or a conspiracy.
Gal Gadot has carried the entire DCEU on her back since its introduction of Wonder Woman, and she is not here to play. https://t.co/lnIlFZKMar
— 🦕Amelia E.🦖 (@BrowncoatAuror) November 11, 2017
Unethical, immoral, and downright evil practices within an organization or industry most often go unreported because of the common folk fear. And that’s precisely why it’s essential for someone in power to take a stand. Not just for themselves, but for the countless others who are victim to this power imbalance. Brad Pitt might have confronted one Harvey Weinstein but didn’t do much to follow through. Gadot just did.
Step aside superheroes; it’s time for the Amazons to take over.
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