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According to Page Six and a source at Warner Bros, Gal Gadot is reportedly refusing to take a role in Wonder Woman’s coveted sequel if Brett Ratner is involved in the production. Her decision is a response to the allegations of sexual assault against Ratner made by multiple women in the industry:
“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.”
Ratner’s company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce Wonder Woman but Warner Bros. has since cut all ties with him in the wake of the allegations. According to Page Six’s source:
“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.”
A representative for Warner Bros. said the claims were “false” while Gadot and Ratner are yet to respond to requests for comment.