Brett Ratner is ousted from co-producing the next Wonder Woman
By Tyler Robichaud 11/21/17
Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman, confirmed that the co-producer would not be returning for the sequel. During an appearance on NBC’s Today Show, Gadot responded to reports of her threatening to leave the franchise if Ratner continued to produce the next movie.
Though the actress made headlines with her proclamation, Gadot emphasized that everyone involved felt the same way, saying that they “all echoed the same sentiments.”
The producer has been accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and assault, happening throughout his career. One of the victims is well-known actress Ellen Page, who claims Ratner sexually harassed her while working on “X-Men: The Last Stand” in 2006. Other women have also come forward with similar claims, with the date of the acts ranging from the early 1990s to as recent as 2008.
Ratner has yet to comment on the matter. However, as the accusations slowly piled up, Ratner’s lawyer consistently denounced the claims as false and went as far as to sue one victim for defamation.