The O.G. Wonder Woman is speaking out about her own #MeToo story. Lynda Carter opened up to the Daily Beast, claiming she suffered abuse and harassment throughout her career.
While she wouldn’t name names, she said: “He’s already being done in. There’s no advantage in piling on again,” adding rather cryptically that she believes “every woman in the Bill Cosby case.”
- 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.”
- The Daily Beast followed up with her rep about whether Cosby harassed Carter, and the rep responded: “She doesn’t want to name any names.”
- She did share one hair-raising story from the set of her hit 1970s show. A cameraman drilled a hole to peak into her dressing room. Carter said action was taken in that case: “They caught him, fired him, and drummed him out of the business,” she said.
- But it was the exception that proved the rule: “You’d say or hear, ‘Stay away from that guy.’ ‘Watch out for this casting director.’… That’s how you protected yourself: through the grapevine. We were women’s lib, burn the bra. We weren’t going to take any s— from people. So we felt strong in that, but there were still not a lot of parts for us.”