15/03/2018 08:56 SAST | Updated 15/03/2018 08:56 SAST

Lynda Carter Discusses Sexual Misconduct On The Set Of 'Wonder Woman'

"Women have been trying to tell you for a long time, and you haven't listened."

Lynda Carter has spoken about her experiences of sexual misconduct on the set of "Wonder Woman".

In the late 1970s, Carter played the titular superhero in the hit TV show and has now made the allegations in an interview with The Daily Beast.

Speaking candidly for the first time, she said that a crew member was fired after "drilling a hole in her dressing room wall", adding that she experienced other forms of sexual harassment too.

Of the dressing room incident, she explained: "They caught him, fired him, and drummed him out of the business."

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Lynda is Wonder Woman in the 1970s

Although she didn't give further details, Carter also revealed sexual misconduct from someone else during her "Wonder Woman" days, which she was inspired to come forward about in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

She said: "I can't add anything to it. I wish I could. But there's nothing legally I could add to it, because I looked into it. I'm just another face in the crowd.

"I wish I could, and if I could I would. And I would talk about it. But it ends up being about me, and not about the people who can talk about it.

"I don't want it to be about me, it's not about me. It's about him being a scumbag. So legally I can't do anything. If I could I would."

On her decision to keep quiet all these years, Carter explained: "Who are you going to tell, your agent? Who's going to believe you? No one's going to believe you. And when you did push back by saying, 'Are you kidding me?' they would say, 'Yes, yes'.

"But it was everywhere. You'd see girls being shaken in acting classes. And the #MeToo movement is happening not just with actresses but maids and caregivers – everywhere.

"I asked my husband if he was surprised by all the #MeToo stories. 'Yeah, I'm surprised,' he said. Ask any woman, they're not surprised. It's been going on for years. It's not news to [women], but it is news to [men]. We've been trying to tell you. We've been trying to tell you for a long time, and you haven't listened."

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Lynda at the 2017 Glamour Women Of The Year awards
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