Lynda Carter alleges misconduct on Wonder Woman TV set

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Note: The following article contains discussion of allegations of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.

Lynda Carter, star of the classic TV series Wonder Woman, has alleged that she experienced sexual misconduct on the set of the 1970s superhero show.

The 66-year-old former Miss World America has come forward with allegations that she was sexually violated throughout her career, beginning with her breakthrough role as the DC Comics heroine.

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In an interview with The Daily Beast, Carter alleged that a Wonder Woman crew member "drilled a hole in [her] dressing room wall" so he could he watch her undress.

"They caught him, fired him, and drummed him out of the business," she said. "I fended off my share. And I've been afraid. If a man tried something, I would say, 'Are you kidding me?'"

Carter also claims that she was targeted for abuse by one of the many powerful Hollywood men who is "already being done in" in the wake of the #MeToo movement, although she refused to name him.

"I can't add anything to [the allegations]," she said. "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."

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Digital Spy has reached out to Wonder Woman production company Warner Bros to answer Lynda Carter's accusations about on-set misconduct in the late '70s.

The Arizona native was one of the first women to portray comic book hero Wonder Woman in live-action, and has more recently returned to the genre as President Olivia Marsdin in The CW's Supergirl series.

Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of sexual violence. If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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