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In recent news, Tim Teeman of The Daily Beast wrote an article regarding an interview with iconic actress, Lynda Carter. Lynda is known for her dominate role as Wonder Woman in the mid 1970s. Carter expressed her feelings on the #MeToo movement and indicated that she too was a victim. Unlike the many women that have spoken out about their accusers, Carter remained silent of her accuser. She refused to reveal his identity because her accuser was already facing his judgement from another #MeToo victim.
“Yes,” the actress most famous for playing the iconic Wonder Woman on TV in the mid- to late 1970s said quietly. Her alleged abuser is presently facing some form of punishment and justice, she revealed. She would not name him, nor divulge the exact nature of what happened. But she told The Daily Beast that she had considered pursuing legal action against him.
“He’s already being done in. There’s no advantage in piling on again,” Carter said…
Carter went on to discuss the other incidents that she has faced in the entertainment industry. She also discussed her feelings on the recent Oscars when they showed a clip of the new Wonder Woman staring actress, Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins:
“I’m very close to Patty, and I think Gal Gadot did a wonderful job,” said Carter. “I was really happy to see they showed a clip of the film during the Oscars, even though they didn’t nominate it for anything. Anything. It should have been nominated. They were left out of special effects, writing, everything. Patty did an amazing job. The essence of the character is not an easy one to find the right balance of. Patty got it.”
Read more about the interview with Lynda Carter here: Read More.
This story was relevant to Brash because it gives an example of a women who endured a tragedy and didn’t use her platform in a negative light. By acknowledging her feelings on the #MeToo matter but not disclosing her accuser’s name, she paved a way for women to speak up without being destructive. We do not condone the acts of the men in any of the #MeToo cases. We believe that there is a better way to expose the violators without getting newspapers involved, social media, and entertainment outlets. Something as sacred as a violation needs to be handled with care and dignity.
If you have ever suffered from a #MeToo situation, we want you to know that you are not alone. You don’t have to carry this burden alone and we will always be a safe haven for young girls and young women to express their stories in lieu of providing sound advice, resources for help and a promise to keep 100% confidentiality between you and your sounding board.