In the late 1970s, Lynda 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, Lynda 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.”
Although she didn’t give further details, Lynda 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.
On her decision to keep quiet all these years, Lynda 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.’
“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.”
She continued: “It took powerful women who are famous to yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded theater full of executives that there was one guy [Harvey Weinstein]. He was going down anyway, nobody liked him, he was a bully to everyone. Someone had the courage to take him to task, and then someone else spoke up.
“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.
Decades on from her iconic performance as Wonder Woman, Lynda recently landed a recurring role in a new female-centric superhero franchise, playing President Olivia Marsdin in ‘Supergirl’.