Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Is A Real Super Hero
Los Angeles, CA – Is Gal Gadot a Wonder Woman in real life too? This week, Gadot announced that she will not play Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 2 unless Brett Ratner is gone. Gadot made this public announcement in hopes that Warner Brothers would cancel its co-financing deal with the accused sexual aggressor and director Brett Ratner. Ratner’s company RatPac Entertainment co-produced, and profited from, the first Wonder Woman film. Moreover, RatPac-Dune, a joint venture with Dune Entertainment, which also co-produced another film Gal Gadot stars in, Justice League.
So far, Ratner has been accused by six women, including Olivia Munn and Ellen Page, of sexual harassment and misconduct. One of these women has accused Ratner of rape.
I love this! It is amazing to see a woman finally in a position of power in Hollywood finally setting the rules, it makes it even more amazing that Gadot plays Wonder Woman in the very film she is making this demand. It is not too often women can call the shots, especially where millions of dollars are at stake.
But do not fret, Wonder Woman 2 will apparently take place. Ratner has already voluntarily decided as a “personal” choice to split from Warner Brothers. Ratner said in a statement, “In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros. related activities. I don’t want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved.”
Nevertheless, one could say, Gadot has Warner Bros. “by the balls.” A “Warner Bros. insider” commented that Gadot, “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.” Moreover, Warner Bros. is seemingly doing the right thing at this time by conducting their own investigation in response to recent scrutiny over Hollywood’s endless failures in addressing sexual harassment.
Not every woman—or man—is in a position to wipe out possible discrimination taking place in their workplace or put evildoers in their place. Yet, everyone does have equal protection under the law.
In general, sexual harassment involves an unwanted condition imposed on your employment because of your gender. Such conduct includes unwelcome or unsolicited sexual advances; hostility towards your gender or sex; offensive or pervasive acts toward one gender, or encouragement of a workplace atmosphere that treats employees of a certain gender inappropriately. While sexual harassment may come from a victim’s own supervisor, it can also come from others such as an immediate supervisor, a supervisor from another area, co-workers and even customers.
Besides federal protections like Title VII, there are many additional protections that protect New York employees from sexual harassment. Specifically, in New York, there are several protections for employees facing discrimination under both New York State and New York City human rights laws. Both the city and state laws mirror federal laws but are markedly more liberal than federal laws. For example, under New York City Human Rights Law, the sexual conduct needs to be anything more than a petty slight or trivial inconvenience, instead of the “severe and pervasive” standard of sexually harassing conduct under the Federal law.
If you feel like you have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace, contact the experienced New York City sexual harassment attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC. Our attorneys have years of experience litigating claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your gender, please give our attorneys a call at 800-807-2209 for your free consultation.
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