Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia Chase in the Joss Whedon series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel from 1997 to 2004, has come forward with allegations of Whedon’s emotionally abusive and unprofessional conduct as a director and producer in a two-part statement on 10 Posted on Twitter on February 25th and titled “My Truth,” Carpenter explains that Whedon’s inappropriate and cruel behavior on the set, particularly when she was pregnant, triggered persistent chronic physical condition and anxiety. She writes of his “persistent, passive-aggressive behavior Threats “and that he was” mean and biting, openly devaluing others, and often playing favorites and pitting people against each other to compete and compete for his attention and approval “This statement also has the hashtag #IStandWithRayFisher

Carpenter also describes a particular incident of emotionally abusive behavior during her pregnancy while filming Angel: “He asked me if I would keep it and manipulatively armed my femininity and beliefs against me. He attacked my character, mocked mine religious beliefs, accused me of sabotaging the show, and unceremoniously fired me the following season as soon as I gave birth Carpenter says Whedon then gave her an 1 after her doctor “recommended that I cut my working hours” call and that she had Braxton Hicks contractions from the stress and long hours of work. Carpenter admits that she suppressed her own pain for years, but that the Time’s Up movement motivated her to come forward because “our society and industry Defame the victims and glorify the perpetrators for their achievements The responsibility rests with the abusers Also expected to accept and adapt in order to be employable. No accountability to transgressor who continues unharmed. Repentance not merciless ”

Carpenter issued this statement in solidarity with actor Ray Fisher, who played cyborg in the Justice League. Fisher accused Whedon of abusive behavior and racism on the set of the re-shoot of that film, prompting WarnerMedia to open an internal investigation into Fisher’s allegations In her statement, Carpenter says she participated in the Warner’s Justice League investigation “because I believe Ray is a person of integrity who speaks the truth,” and it “worries and distresses me that professionals STILL in 2021 Have to choose between whistleblowing in the US job security and job security In January 2021, Warner Bros cut Fisher from the cast of the upcoming DC movie The Flash, in which he was supposed to repeat his role as a cyborg. Carpenter calls this burning “the last straw”

Updated on 10 February, 1:10 pm: Amber Benson, who played Tara for Buffy, shared her support for Charisma Carpenter on Twitter and wrote, “Buffy was a toxic environment and she starts at the top @ AllCharisma speaks the truth and I support her 100% % Much damage has been done during this time and many of us are still processing it more than twenty years later ”

Buffy was a toxic environment and she starts above @ AllCharisma speaks the truth and I support her 100% Much damage has been done during that time and many of us are still processing it more than twenty years later #IStandWithRayFisher #IStandWithCharismaCarpenter https: / / tco / WJAmDGm76C

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World News – UK – Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of creating a toxic work environment

Source: https://www.vulture.com/2021/02/charisma-carpenter-joss-whedon-toxic-work-environment.html