The latest powerful female figure to appraise the role of Wonder Woman is not just defending others on screen, she is also taking a stand against evil in reality as well. It started when Israeli born actress Gal Gadot refused to present an award at a dinner honoring Hollywood producer Brett Ratner after six women came forward to accuse the mogul of varying degrees of sexual assault and harassment.
For more about the accusations against Ratner see: https://thegoldwater.com/news/10918-Hollywood-Rape-Culture-Brett-Ratner-Is-The-Latest-Weinstein
Now, Gal Gadot is taking her battle against Hollywood sexual abusers to the next level and refusing to reprise her role as Wonder Woman, one she is pretty much perfect for and her portrayal of the female super hero is widely loved unless Brett Ratner is completely removed from any involvement with the franchise.
Ratner owns a production company called RatPacDune Entertainment which helped produce "Wonder Woman" as part of a deal with Warner Brothers Entertainment to co-finance the franchise. The movie was massively successful and made a whopping $400 million across the globe, and Ratner's company will take a sizable chunk of those profits.
A source from Warner Bros. weighed in on the conflict saying, "Brett made a lot of money from the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now, Gadot is saying she won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him."
The source continued adding praise for the Israeli star, "She’s tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women."
Despite Brett Ratner's adamant denial of any wrongdoing, Warner Bros. severed ties with him this week after the many sexual-harassment accusations started piling up against the producer.
Gadot addressed the recent wave of sexual assault allegations directly in a statement on Instagram, "Bullying and sexual harassment are unacceptable! I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand.
We are all united in this time of change."
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