Charisma Carpenter has opened up about her time working with Joss Whedon on Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Charisma Carpenter has broken her silence about Joss Whedon and filming Buffy The Vampire Slayer – and her comments are shocking. This is not the kind of story we usually write here at The Future Of The Force. We enjoy bringing you, the readers, up to the minute breaking news from Hollywood. Our reviews on movies, books, merchandise, and the current TV shows that are on air on various platforms. We like to keep it light and fun, to help bring a little fun to every one of our friends and followers.
However, there are occasions where we feel we need to report on things that are not so light and fun. Things that we all would hope wouldn’t happen but, sadly, they continue to do so.
After the drawn-out saga of actor Ray Fisher’s accusations against executives at Warner Media. And in particular, the writer/director Joss Whedon regarding his treatment on the set of 2017s ‘Justice League‘. We were all shocked that the investigation appeared to sweep these concerns under the carpet. Leading to Mr. Fisher being unceremoniously removed from his role as Victor Stone/ Cyborg from the DC movie universe and in particular from the upcoming ‘The Flash‘ movie.
Today, Charisma Carpenter has issued a statement of her own, stating that Whedon abused his position on the sets of both the ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ shows. In her statement, Ms. Carpenter publically accuses Whedon of various unacceptable practices, being deliberately cruel, and of creating a hostile and toxic work environment. Ms. Carpenter also goes as far as to accuse Whedon of disgusting treatment when the actress was pregnant. And of making derogatory remarks to colleagues regarding her and her impending motherhood.
You can read her statement in full below:
The accusations are extremely disturbing and distressing. This is yet another serious bunch of allegations regarding Joss Whedon. While we cannot comment on the allegations, in all honesty, based on the fact that none of us really know the truth (we can certainly guess though) regarding the claims leveled at Whedon, it is concerning that another person has made these claims about him. What is even more concerning is that the powers that be have seemingly turned a blind eye to these serious allegations. This cannot be allowed to continue, on ANY level.
I cannot speak for my fellow team members here at The Future Of The Force, nor am I naive enough to believe Charisma Carpenter will ever read this piece. But I would like to put on record my complete and unequivocal support for her concerning these claims, as I also stand alongside Ray Fisher and anyone else who suffers this kind of abuse, no matter who, where, or what they do in life. This is unacceptable behavior in no uncertain terms.
Things need to and MUST change.
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