Since the release of “Justice League”, director Joss Whedon continues to be accused of his abusive behavior behind the scenes of his productions.
After actress Charisma Carpenter commented on Twitter about the mistreatment she suffered from Whedon while starring in the series ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’, another actress decided to decide.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, the star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” issued a statement.
“While I’m proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers, I don’t want to be associated with the name Joss Whedon forever. Right now I’m more focused on educating my family and surviving a pandemic, ”he said.
She added: “I stand with all of the victims of abuse and I am proud of them for speaking out.”
Gellar’s full statement is below.
In the morning, Charisma Carpenter – Cordelia Chase’s interpreter – revealed Whedon’s abuse:
“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.
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– 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.
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