Los Angeles: Actor Ruby Rose has leveled allegations of heavy-handedness and inappropriate behavior against the producers of the CW drama Batwoman and her co-star Dougre Scott, more than a year after she pulled out of the superhero series that forced her to leave the show. Management went.
Responding to their claims, Batwoman’s studio Warner Bros. Television confirmed that, while the actor was fired from the series, it was the result of an internal investigation into ‘multiple complaints about workplace behavior’ against the actor.
The Australian actor, who identifies as genderfluid, shared a series of posts on his Instagram Story on Wednesday to ‘name and shame’ the channel, Batwoman showrunner Carolyn Dries, and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions. . “I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened on that set. I’ll come for you so that what happened to me never happens to anyone else. And so I can finally get back to my life and the truth.” Shame on you,” he wrote.
Rose, who was the first gay live-action superhero on TV, exited the series in a shock announcement in May 2020. She played the title role of Kate Kane/Batwoman in the first season of the show. At the time of his exit, the actor had called the decision to leave ‘Mushkil’. “It was not a decision I took lightly because I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved in the show in Vancouver and Los Angeles,” Rose said. Although the actor did not reveal the reasons for his exit, he expressed his gratitude to the show’s producers Berlanti, Schechter and Dries for “this incredible opportunity”. There were reports that Rose was not happy with the long hours required on the show, which led to some friction on the sets.
Now on his Instagram Story, the actor included footage from his surgery that he suffered a stunt injury and alleged that he was forced to return to work by Peter Roth, the former head of Warner Bros. TV. Rose claimed that Roth threatened her to return, claiming that it would cost her “millions” to produce and that “the entire crew and cast would be fired”. The actor accused Roth of inappropriate behavior, claiming that he asked women to inhale steam while wearing his pants, and alleging that Rose was investigated by a private investigator after he left the series.
Rose also claimed that Scott, who played her father on the show, abused women and even hurt a female stunt double. The actor also elaborated on unsafe working conditions on set, including serious injuries to a Batman crew member who received “third degree burns all over his body” during production. “I wouldn’t come back for any amount nor if I had a gun to my head. Nor did I quit. I didn’t quit. They ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed Batwoman, not me. I did.” Followed orders, and signed off on my rights if I wanted to stay. No threats, no bullying tactics or blackmail will stand me up,” Rose wrote.
In its response, Warner Bros. Television dismissed Rose’s comments as ‘revisionist history’, with the studio revoking its right not to renew Rose’s contract for season two of Batwoman in light of the actor’s alleged misbehavior on set. used.
“Despite the revisionist history that Ruby Rose is now sharing online aimed at producers, cast and crew, networks and studios, the truth is that Warner Bros. Batwoman has been extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned, based on numerous complaints about workplace behavior,” Warner Bros. Television said in a statement shared by Deadline.
Scott said his former co-star Rose’s side of the story was “completely made up”. “As stated by Warner Bros. Television, they decided not to exercise the option to include Ruby for season two of Batwoman based on several complaints about her workplace behavior. And completely and completely deny the harmful claims; they are completely made up and never happened,” Scott said in a separate statement.
On Rose’s allegations against Roth, a source close to Batwoman’s production said the claims were “blasphemous and baseless.” Roth, a well-known TV executive, retired last year.
After Rose left, Javicia Leslie signed on to play the title role before season two, though not the same character as Kate Kane. Leslie plays Ryan Wilder, who plays Batwoman. Wallis Day joined the show in the middle of season two as the ‘revenge version’ of Kate, who was injured in a plane crash early in the season.