Following multiple allegations of sexual harassment, “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner has officially been kicked off of the hit franchise “Wonder Woman,” according to actress Gal Gadot.
In an interview on “Today,” the famed actress confirmed that Ratner’s involvement with “Wonder Woman” ended prior to reports suggesting she would not return in the starring role if he stayed on as a producer in association with his production company RatPac.
“The truth is, there’s so many people involved in making this movie — it’s not just me — and they all echoed the same sentiments,” Gadot told Savannah Guthrie. “You know what I mean? So everyone knew what was the right thing to do, but there was nothing for me to actually come and say because it was already done before this article came out.”
Ratner denies all of the accusations leveled against him which include having masturbated in front of actress Olivia Munn against her will (what is it with that?) and forcing actress Natasha Henstridge into performing oral sex on him.
“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,” Henstridge said. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”
Last week, Ellen Page accused Ratner of “homophobic and abusive behavior” while filming “X-Men III.”
Prior to the allegations, Ratner was supposed to direct a Hugh Hefner biopic, which has now been shelved. Following the Playboy founder’s death, Ratner penned a glowing tribute to him in The Hollywood Reporter, saying the famed pimp was “trying to make the world a better place.”