Appearing on NBC’s Today show, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot confirmed that Brett Ratner has been removed from production of the sequel to the hit film. While reports had swirled that Gadot had threatened to quit the film if Ratner was allowed to remain involved, the actress told Today’s Savannah Guthrie that Ratner had been removed from the project even before rumors of her alleged stand came out.
“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,” said Gadot. “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.”
At least nine women have come forward with allegations against Ratner so far, including actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn. Ellen Page also recently denounced the famous director for publicly outing her as gay when she was 18. While Ratner has denied the allegations, and is even suing one of his accusers for defamation, Ratner’s career appears to be in shambles after losing Wonder Woman in addition to his upcoming Hugh Hefner biopic, and, reportedly, his development deal with Warner Bros.
Watch a clip of Gadot’s interview with Today below.
Read the full story at Vanity Fair.