Is Gal Gadot Refusing To Be 'Wonder Woman' Because Of Brett Ratner?

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Is Gal Gadot refusing to be Wonder Woman because of the Brett Ratner rape and sexual harassment allegations?

Is Gal Gadot Refusing To Be 'Wonder Woman' Because Of Brett Ratner?

Over the weekend, Page Six reported that Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is challenging Hollywood standards by refusing to sign up for the Wonder Woman sequel if Brett Ratner is still attached to the franchise. Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment and rape by six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. The source told Page Six that Gadot, who previously backed out of a dinner in which she was supposed to present Ratner with an award, is taking a stand against sexual harassment in Hollywood and doesn't want her Wonder Woman franchise, which is directed by Patty Jenkins, to benefit a man who has been accused of such crimes against women. A Warner Bros. rep told Page Six and Deadline reports that the rumor is "false," but we need to take a closer look at the situation and what this could mean for women in Hollywood if Gadot chooses to take a stand against Ratner.

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Is Brtt Ratner Still Financing Warner Bros?

Ratner's production company, RutPac-Dune Entertainment, helped Warner Bros. finance the first Wonder Woman film. The movie has since made more than $400 million internationally.

A Warner Bros insider told Page Six, "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.”

Since the allegations against Ratner came out in the Los Angeles Times, Ratner announced that she was "choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.- related activities." However, Ratner still owns half of RutPac-Dune Entertainment, which is in a $450 million deal to finance Warner Bros. movies, such as Wonder Woman, until March 2018. Thus, even if Ratner will not be physically in the Warner Bros. lot, he is still making a profit from the Warner Bros. deal.

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Why Gal Gadot Refusing To Be In Wonder Woman Could Be Huge

If the Gal Gadot vs. Brett Ratner rumor is true and if Gadot's actions cause Warner Bros. to sever ties with RutPac-Dune Entertainment for good before March 2018, Warner Bros. will need to find a new company to co-finance their films. This means that Warner Bros. actively chose to put women's safety and victims of sexual harassment in Hollywood above financial gain, which would be huge win for women in Hollywood, especially considering we know that women have been silenced over fear of losing their careers if they out important men in the industry.

And while we are left debating whether or not the rumor is true, we hope the idea will spark action and justice for the women in Hollywood who have been harassed and abused. The conversation does not stop with Harvey. The conversation does not stop with Ratner. Now, we find out if the consequences of being an abuser in Hollywood will last.

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