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It looks like "Wonder Woman" star #Gal Gadot is making a stand. The 32-year old actress had committed to presenting the Tree of Life Award to director and producer #Brett Ratner during a dinner celebration hosted by the Jewish National Fund held on Sunday. However, the "#Justice League" star reportedly withdrew her participation for the event in the last 24 hours, Page Six revealed.

Both Gadot and Ratner's representatives have refused to comment on the actress' sudden withdrawal from the event. However, a spokeswoman for the event, Nina Gordon, admitted that there was a scheduling conflict on Gadot's part, as the actress is currently in China promoting "Justice League." Gordon admitted that since Gadot's withdrawal, "everyone is scrambling" to fill in her spot in the event.

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Why did Gal Gadot back out from the event?

As a "Justice League" actress, Gal Gadot refuses to participate in the awards celebration to honor director and producer Brett Ratner. Some are left filling the blanks about her decision. According to Newsline, it may be linked to reports that Ratner was accused of masturbating in the presence of actress Olivia Munn on a movie set.

Ratner is one of the many prominent names in Hollywood that have been dragged into the sexual harassment scandals. They were ignited by Harvey Weinstein, who had been accused of harassing and raping several women in the last few decades. Ratner is also buddies with director James Toback, who has also been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 300 women.

'Wonder Woman' takes a stand

Like her on-screen counterpart, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot is taking a stand against harassment.

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The actress, who reprises her role as Diana Prince in next month's, "Justice League," recently took to Instagram to share that "Bullying and sexual harassment is unacceptable! I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand. We are all united in this time of change."

Gadot admitted to Rolling Stone back in August that she too had her fair share of experiences regarding men misbehaving towards her. She told the magazine, "I've had my moments where I've felt like men were misbehaving—nothing sexual, but inappropriate in a sexist way. Dismissive. Life wasn't always rosy and peachy for me as a woman in the world."

Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman [VIDEO] in the upcoming "Justice League," directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, arriving in theaters this November 17.