Charisma Carpenter, known for her role in the series “Buffy”, accused the creator of the series of harassment and said she was “traumatized” by the latter. Sarah Michelle Gellar, the heroine of the show, wanted to support her.
In the late 90s, early 2000s, Sarah Michelle Gellar was incredibly successful with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series . Heroine of the show, she also shared the poster with Charisma Carpenter who played the role of Cordelia Chase for 3 seasons.
She also reprized her role for Angel , the series’ spin-off.
On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 , the actress posted a lengthy post on social media, tackling series producer and director Joss Whedon.
Joss Whedon abused his power many times when we worked together on the sets of Buffy and Angel . He thought it was funny, but it developed my anxiety, made me lose control of myself, and estranged me from my colleagues. These disturbing incidents triggered a chronic physical illness from which I still suffer. It is with a pounding and heavy heart that I confide that I overcame this by isolating myself and, at times, in destructive ways.
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She claims that the latter would have described her as “fat” in front of the actors and members of the film crew when she was 4 months pregnant. He would also have asked her if she intended to “keep” her child, accusing her of destroying the series.
He manipulated my femininity and my faith and unceremoniously fired me the following season when I gave birth. He was mean and aggressive, he openly denigrated me in front of others.
He would have installed a spirit of competition which then led to a bad atmosphere between the actors.
Following this publication, Sarah Michelle Gellar wanted to support Charisma Carpenter by writing on the web:
While I’m proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers’, I don’t want to be forever associated with Joss Whedon’s. However, I support all survivors of abuse and am proud that they are speaking out.
These accusations follow those of Ray Fisher who, last summer, had accused Joss Whedon of behavior “rude, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable” on the set of Justice League which he took charge of the realization. from Zach Snyder.
The WarnerMedia studio was entitled to an investigation following the accusations of the actor who decided to no longer work for DC Film.