Gadot reportedly wants Ratner out or she’s done

Gadot has shared her stance against sexual harassment on social media. Picture: Supplied.
Gadot has shared her stance against sexual harassment on social media. Picture: Supplied.

WONDER WOMAN star Gal Gadot is continuing to battle accused Hollywood sexual harasser Brett Ratner by allegedly refusing to sign for a super­hero sequel unless the movie-maker is completely killed from the franchise.

According to the New York Posta Hollywood source has told Page Six that Gadot - who last month backed out of a dinner honouring Ratner, where she was due to present him with an award - is taking a strong stance on sexual harassment in Hollywood and doesn't want her hit Wonder Woman franchise to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct.

Ratner's production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce Wonder Woman as part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros.

Ratner’s company helped produce Wonder Woman. Picture: Supplied.
Ratner’s company helped produce Wonder Woman. Picture: Supplied.

The movie has grossed more than $522 million internationally, and Ratner's company will take a healthy share of the profits.

A Warner Bros. insider explained, "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 added of Gadot, "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."

This past week, Warner Bros. announced it was severing ties with Ratner amid multiple sexual-harassment allegations levelled against him by actresses including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

Warner Bros. earlier announced it was severing ties with Ratner. Picture: Jonathan Ng.
Warner Bros. earlier announced it was severing ties with Ratner. Picture: Jonathan Ng.

Ratner has vehemently denied the allegations through his lawyer, Marty Singer.

Earlier this month, Gadot posted on Instagram: "Bullying and sexual harassment is 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."

Reps for Gadot and Ratner did not comment.

A rep for Warner Bros said only, "False."

This article was originally published on the New York Post and was republished here with permission.

Topics:  editors picks gal gadot harvey weinstein sexual assault sexual harassment wonder woman

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