AceShowbiz - It didn't take a long time for DC and Warner Bros. to take action after Brett Ratner was accused of several sexual assault over the past few weeks. Gal Gadot, who was previously reported threatening not to return for "Wonder Woman 2" if Ratner's still involved in the project, confirms that the embattled producer is out of the franchise.
"There's a lot that's been written about my views and the way I feel, and everyone knows how I feel because I'm not hiding anything," the Israeli actress said when appearing on NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday, November 15.
She added, "But 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. 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."
WATCH: Gal Gadot responds to report she didn’t want to work with Brett Ratner, who has faced sexual harassment allegations, on next installment of Wonder Woman pic.twitter.com/rBuSH2CE2Z— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 15, 2017
Page Six reported that Gadot was opposed to sexual harassment in Hollywood and didn't want her film franchise to greatly benefit a man with a history of sexual misconduct. "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," a source told the publication.
Ratner's production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, helped produce the first Wonder Woman film, which went to gross over $800 million worldwide.
Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by six women, including actress Natasha Henstridge, who alleged that Ratner forced her to perform oral sex during an interaction in the early 1990s. Ellen Page also called him a homophobic bully after he outed her as gay in front of the cast and crew of "X-Men: The Last Stand" which he directed.
Ratner, through his attorney, Marty Singer, has "categorically" denied the sexual harassment and misconduct allegations. He, however, announced that he decided to "step away from all Warner Bros.-related activities" in light of the allegations. "I don't want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved," he stated earlier this month.