Lynda Carter, who played the role of television “Wonder Woman,” participates in a forum at The Library of Congress in Washington, USA, June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer – RTS17FCG
Even Wonder Woman was terrified for the reporting of sexual harassment in Hollywood.
Lynda Carter reveals that she suffered sexual harassment at the hands of an unnamed man, but that there are plenty of other women have come forward for him to be punished.
“[He has transgressed] a lot of people,” Carter, 66, told The Daily Beast in an interview released Monday, adding, “He’s already done. There is no benefit in piling back on. I believe that every woman has in the Bill Cosby case.”
Carter declined to comment on the question of whether Cosby, 80, was her abuser, explaining, “There is nothing legally I could add to it, because I saw in it. I’m just another face in the crowd. I wish I could and if I could, I would do that. And I would talk about it. But it ends with me, and not about the people who can talk about it. I don’t want it about me, it’s not about me. It is about him a scumbag.”
Regardless of whether Cosby, who was accused of sexual assault by numerous women, was the “shit” that bothered Carter, he was not alone.
“There was a cameraman who drilled a hole in my dressing room wall at the Warner Brothers lot,” she said. “They caught him, fired him, and drummed him out of the business.”
“I fended off my share,” she said. “And I’m afraid. If a man tried something, I would say, ‘are you kidding me?'”
She added that it is often the men would laugh off their behavior “so there was an element of denial.”
That, in addition to the fear of never working again, led Carter never reporting the incidents apart from the alleged peeping Tom on the Warner lot.
“Whoever you are tell except your friends and your circle of friends? You might say or hear, ‘Stay away from that man.” “Watch out for this casting director.’ And so you would hear from other people, other people would hear from other people. “Watch out for so and so.’ That is how you protected yourself: through the grapevine,” she said.
When specifically asked about the fear of the black list, Carter replied: “Yes, you would not do it. Who are you going to tell your agent? Who will you believe? No one will believe you. And if you did push back by saying: “Are you kidding me?’ they would say: ‘Yes, yes.’ But it was everywhere. You would see that girls are shuffled in acting classes.”
Carter also noted of the women accusing President Trump of sexual harassment, “I believe they also have. Why would they lie? I believe the women.”
“The #MeToo movement is done not only with actresses, but maids and caregivers, everywhere,” she explained. “I asked my husband if he was surprised by the #MeToo stories. “Yes, I am surprised,” he said. Ask any woman, they are not surprised. It has been for many years. It is no news for us [women], but it is news for you [men]. We have tried to tell you. We have tried to tell you for a long time and you have not listened.”
This article originally appeared on Page Six.