Since the release of “Justice League,” director Joss Whedon has been accused by Ray Fisher for his abusive behavior behind the scenes of the film.
And, apparently, the filmmaker has a long history of abuse in his career.
That’s because actress Charisma Carpenter spoke on Twitter and revealed the abuse she suffered from Whedon while starring in the ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ series. .
In part of the post, Cordelia Chase’s performer says:
“For almost two decades, I remained silent and even found excuses for certain events that traumatize me today. Joss Whedon abused his power on several occasions while working together behind the scenes of “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”. While he was having fun traumatizing me, I ended up becoming anxious and he alienated me, disgusting me, pulling me away from my colleagues.
She goes on to say that the relationship with Whedon ended up making her sick and acquiring serious physical conditions which have become a problem today.
Additionally, Carpenter was called ‘fat’ when she was 4 months pregnant and pointed out that it created a toxic and hostile work environment.
She even claims that the filmmaker avoided multiple calls when she tried to tell her she was pregnant and even suggested she have an abortion.
“When he heard about my pregnancy, he called me into a closed room and asked if I was planning to keep my baby,” she says.
My truth. #IStandWithRayFisher pic.twitter.com/eNjYcJ6zwP
– charisma carpenter (@AllCharisma) February 10, 2021
Previously, a couple of stuntmen who participated in “Buffy” had also spoken against Whedon.
During an interview with Metro, stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt, married to two-time stuntwoman Sofia Crawford, said Whedon demanded an end of the relationship if they wanted to continue being a part of the show.
“In the fourth season, I was fed up and told the producers that I was going to leave to start my career as a second unit director on another series. I couldn’t take it anymore, because Whedon is a selfish person. When I first started dating Sofia, I was told that he was obsessed with ending our relationship. He reacted as if she and I were hiding something.
Crawford also participated in the interview and recalled the episode, saying:
“I was called to his office and received an ultimatum. I was told, ‘You can stay on the show, but you have to break up with Jeff. Otherwise, do not show up any more ”. I started to cry and said, “Fuck you. It’s horrible, you can cut me off.
So far, Whedon has declined to comment on the allegations.
Crawford and Pruitt today.
For those who don’t remember, the character Buffy was created in the 1992 movie “Buffy – The Vampire Slayer”, and was played by actress Kristy Swanson.
Though it got a bad rap, the feature film formed the basis of the cult series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, which premiered in 1997 and ran for seven seasons, originally airing until 2003.
The story continued in two series of comics. The 8th season was released between 2007 and 2011, and the 9th debuted in 2011 and still has two unreleased volumes.
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