Lynda Carter came forward with her own #MeToo story on Monday — but did she tell us more than she said out loud??
In an interview with
She goes on to say she faced harassment throughout her early career, for instance:
“There was a cameraman who drilled a hole in my dressing room wall on the Warner Brothers lot.”
That one got caught and “drummed out of the business” but usually she and others would keep quiet about it for fear of repercussions like blacklisting:
“Who you are going to tell except your girlfriends and your circle of friends? You’d say or hear, ‘Stay away from that guy.’ ‘Watch out for this casting director.’ And so you would hear it from other people, other people would hear it from other people. ‘Watch out for so and so.’ That’s how you protected yourself: through the grapevine.”
For those men who still don’t know what kind of behavior is unacceptable, Carter has a clear distinction:
“There is a difference between a guy hitting on you, which everybody has, and a guy assaulting you. If someone is hitting on you aggressively, you go, ‘Back off’ and he does. But then there is the guy who locks you in a room, or who corners you. There is a huge difference when you can’t speak up, or you get blackballed if you say anything. The repercussion of all this has been #MeToo.”
Lynda is happy about the change coming with #MeToo and #TimesUp but she isn’t surprised at all by everything coming out:
“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 us, but it is news to you. We’ve been trying to tell you. We’ve been trying to tell you for a long time and you haven’t listened.”
We’re listening, Lynda. And we’re reading between the lines, too.
Do YOU think she’s talking about Cosby???