Last week, Charisma Carpenter went public with abuse allegations towards Joss Whedon. Now, her Buffy and Angel costar David Boreanaz backs her up.
Last week, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel star Charisma Carpenter detailed her expertise working with present creator Joss Whedon, accusing him of abusing his energy, punishing and firing her in retaliation for getting pregnant, and extra. She shared her story in solidarity with Justice League star Ray Fisher, who has been accusing Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional” habits on the set of that film for months.
Not lengthy after Carpenter got here ahead, different Buffy and Angel alums weighed in, a few of them with claims of their very own (Amber Benson and Michelle Trachtenberg) and a few with extra basic messages of assist (Sarah Michelle Gellar).
Now, Carpenter’s Angel costar David Boreanaz, who performed the title character, has come out along with his personal message of assist. Carpenter, for her half, thanked him, each for the present of assist and every little thing he’s carried out to assist her in personal:
Other solid members have sounded off, too. James Marsters, who performed the vampire Spike on each Buffy and Angel, mentioned he was “heartbroken” to study what a few of his castmates skilled:
Meanwhile, Anthony Stewart Head, who performed Rupert Giles on Buffy, talked in regards to the scenario on the present This Morning. As the oldest member of the core solid, Head was one thing of a “father figure” on the set, and sounded blindsided by a number of the accusations. “I have been up most of the night just running through my memories thinking ‘What did I miss?’” he mentioned. “This shouldn’t be a person saying ‘I didn’t see it so it didn’t occur.’ I’m gutted, I’m severely gutted as a result of considered one of my reminiscences, my fondest reminiscence was the truth that it was so empowering. ‘Not just with the words in the script, but the family feel of the show. I am really sad that if people went through these experiences.”
As for Joss Whedon himself, the director has yet to respond to any of this, although he did quietly exit his HBO show The Nevers a couple months back. He cited “exhaustion” at the time, although given that it happened in the midst of investigation that Warner Bros. mounted in response to Ray Fisher’s claims, and given every little thing that’s occurring now, I ponder if that wasn’t a canopy.
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