'Wonder Woman' Lynda Carter Says She Was Sexually Harassed

Lawrence Kim
March 13, 2018

In a new interview, Lynda Carter talked to the Daily Beast about her own history with sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

The wide-ranging interview also addressed Carter's political activism, her response to criticism of her Wonder Woman costume, and the enduring influence of the character.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, the Wonder Woman star said that she was sexually preyed on by multiple people in Hollywood, including a serial offender who is now facing some sort of justice.

She said executives caught the peeping Tom, who she refused to name, fired him and "drummed him out of the business".

"And, I believe every woman in the Bill Cosby case", Carter added, refusing to say if Cosby was her abuser. We've been trying to tell you. "Who you are going to tell except your girlfriends and your circle of friends?..."

One incident Carter explained was when when a cameraman on the set of "Wonder Woman" drilled a hole in her dressing room wall so that he could watch her change clothes. And when you did push back by saying, 'Are you kidding me?' they would say, 'Yes, yes.' But it was everywhere.

A rep for the actress reiterated to The Daily Beast that she "doesn't want to name any names" when the outlet asked if Cosby was the man she was referring to.

When pressed further, Carter would only say that this person sexually abused "a lot of people", adding that whatever repercussions he's facing are nothing compared to his alleged crimes.

"He's already being done in. There's no advantage in piling on again", she said, and added that the justice he is receiving "isn't enough". While she had considered taking legal action against him, she thought it wouldn't help to pile on. So legally I can't do anything. I'm just another face in the crowd. I wish I could, and if I could, I would. "And I would talk about it", Carter explained. I don't want it to be about me, it's not about me. It's about him being a scumbag, ' she said. 'Watch out for so and so.' That's how you protected yourself: "through the grapevine". "I would not say it was objectifying".

"Why would they lie?" she asked. We were women's lib, burn the bra. Was she trying to tell us something??

The Me Too movement began in October 2017 and was first coined by Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist, and was popularized by Alyssa Milano when she encouraged women to use the hashtag #metoo on social media. Ask any woman, they're not surprised. It's not news to us [women], but it is news to you [men].

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