"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is refusing to move forward with a sequel for the hit movie unless producer Brett Ratner, recently accused of sexual harassment by several women, is removed from the project, say reports from Page Six.
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Ratner has denied accusations of sexual harassment from at least six other women, including allegedly masturbating in front of actress Olivia Munn and harassing Natasha Henstridge . Warner Bros. announced last week that it would sever ties with Ratner amid accusations, another in the wave of exposed sexual harassment allegations against a series of Hollywood tycoons including Harvey Weinstein. Ratner's company, RatPac-Dune, co-financed "Wonder Woman," which grossed at over $400 million internationally.
A source from Warner Bros. reportedly said Gadot is "tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett is in the wallet" and that Warner Bros. "can't have a movie rooted in women's empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct."
Two weeks ago, Gadot backed out of a Jewish National Fund dinner where she was scheduled to present the Tree of Life Award to Ratner.
Gadot posted a message on Instagram condemning sexual harassment, stating that she stands "by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out."