Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Reveals her #MeToo Story
The 66-year-old actor who played the role of Wonder Woman in a TV series in the mid- to late 1970s agreed to have faced sexual violence on the set of her show. Lynda Carter said that her predator who she said had violated “a lot of people” is already facing charges and allegations because of the #MeToo movement.
“He’s already being done in. There’s no advantage in piling on again. There’s nothing legally I could add to it, because I looked into it. I’m just another face in the crowd I don’t want it to be about me, it’s not about me. It’s about him being a scumbag,” she said.
“Who you are going to tell except your girlfriends and your circle of friends? You’d say or hear, ‘Stay away from that guy.’ ‘Watch out for this casting director.’
“Why would they lie? I believe the women,” said the actor.
Carter also recollected that during the shooting of Wonder Woman, the cameraman had drilled a peephole into the wall of her dressing room. But the Warner Bros. Found out about him and fired him and made sure that he went out of business.
She feels closely connected with the #MeToo movement and hopes “lasting change would flow from it”.
“Though I think it’s regional. Often in red states you find racism, and where you find racism you also find sexism”.
Carter also revealed how during her time, actresses feared to complain against their harasser so as not to face negative consequences. They would much rather talk among close-knit networks where they would warn each other against the potential and serial predators in the industry and how to deal with them.
“Who you are going to tell except your girlfriends and your circle of friends? You’d say or hear, ‘Stay away from that guy.’ ‘Watch out for this casting director.’ And so you would hear it from other people, other people would hear it from other people. ‘Watch out for so and so.’ That’s how you protected yourself: through the grapevine. We were women’s lib, burn the bra. We weren’t going to take any shit from people. So we felt strong in that, but there were still not a lot of parts for us,” added Carter.
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