Buffy Star Charisma Carpenter Goes Public On Joss Whedon Alleged Abuse!
Another actor has accused Joss Whedon of fostering a hostile work environment that supports Justice League star Ray Fisher accusations about Joss Whedon. Read on for more details about Charisma Carpenter speaking on Joss Whedon Abuse…
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CelebnMusix247.com reports that it’s long been an open secret in Hollywood that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and star Charisma Carpenter had beef.
Charisma Carpenter NEVER mentioned her mistreatment generally, she’s never gone public with details of what she says Joss did to her and others over the years.
Things have CHANGED!
Charisma took to social media on Wednesday to describe the writer-director’s “hostile” and “toxic” behavior on the sets of Buffy and the spin-off series Angel.
She made it clear she supports Justice League star Ray Fisher in his claims against Whedon.
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Charisma SPEAKS on Joss Whedon Abuse:
Buffy Star Charisma lengthy statement began:
For nearly two decades, I have held my tongue and even made excuses for certain events that traumatize me to this day. Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions while working on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. While he found his misconduct amusing, it only served to intensify my performance anxiety, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers. The disturbing incidents triggered a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer. It is with a beating, heavy heart that I say I coped in isolation and, at times, destructively.
Charisma (fan fave Cordelia Chase), 50, Accuses Whedon of “retaliatory” and “cruel” behavior while she was pregnant on the set of Angel!
Joss intentionally refused multiple calls from my agents making it impossible to connect with him to tell him the news that I was pregnant. Finally, once Joss was apprised of the situation, he requested a meeting with me. In that closed-door meeting, he asked me if I was ‘going to keep it’ and manipulatively weaponized my womanhood and faith against me. He proceeded to attack my character, mock my religious beliefs, accuse me of sabotaging the show, and then unceremoniously fired me the following season once I gave birth.
At six months pregnant, I was asked to report to work at 1 am after my doctor recommended shortening my work hours. Due to long and physically demanding days and the emotional stress of having to defend my needs as a working pregnant woman, I began to experience Braxton Hicks contractions. It was clear to me the 1 am call was retaliatory.
Charisma confessed that she partly “still sought his validation” despite Joss’ alleged toxic behavior.
She went on to say:
I made excuses for his behavior and repressed my own pain. I have even stated publicly at conventions that I’d work with him again. Only recently, after years of therapy and a wake-up call from the Time’s Up movement, do I understand the complexities of this demoralized thinking. It is impossible to understand the psyche without enduring the abuse. Our society and industry vilify the victims and glorify the abusers for their accomplishments. The onus is on the abused with an expectation to accept and adapt to be employable. No accountability on the transgressor who sails on unscathed. Unrepentant. Remorseless.
The actress shared that she participated in WarnerMedia’s investigation into Whedon’s behavior on the set of Justice League following Fisher’s accusations last summer when the actor publicly accused the filmmaker of abusive and unprofessional behavior toward the cast and crew during reshoots in 2017.
It’s sad how some directors believe they can do whatever they want even when they know it’s morally wrong and crossing the line. But Hollywood continues to keep these cruel people working.
Maybe Hollywood should FIRE and NEVER rehire people like Whedon?