Since the first sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, multiple other folks have come forward in Hollywood to speak out about the issue in the industry. As a result, production has halted completely on some shows and movies (while others have moved forward despite allegations, sparking outrage), and industry insiders are sharing what it feels like to work or have worked with people who’ve now been accused. Others, like Gal Gadot, are taking it one step further, and refusing to work with those who have allegedly committed acts of sexual harassment and assault.
According to Jezebel, Gadot has announced she will not move forward on Wonder Woman 2 unless the co-financing deal between Warner Brothers and RatPac Entertainment, Brett Ratner’s company, is cancelled. Gadot is drawing this line in the sand after Ratner has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by multiple women, along with other questionable behavior (including outing Ellen Page).
In a statement reported by Deadline, Ratner said, “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.” However, it’s unclear exactly what this means for deals that are already in place, and it’s also unclear whether his company will still be involved with Warner Bros. projects.
An insider from Warner Bros. has spoken to Page Six about the issue, saying, “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.” We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.