BUFFY Star Charisma Carpenter Has Now Accused Joss Whedon Of Abusive & "Traumatising" Behaviour

BUFFY Star Charisma Carpenter Has Now Accused Joss Whedon Of Abusive & "Traumatising" Behaviour

Following Justice League actor Ray Fisher's allegations against Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel alum Charisma Carpenter has weighed in, sharing her own account of his shocking behaviour.

By MarkCassidy - Feb 10, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Though he never really went into specifics, Ray Fisher made some very troubling allegations against Avengers director Joss Whedon last year, accusing him of "abusive and unprofessional behaviour" on the set of Justice League.

Now, Charisma Carpenter has shared an account of her own experiences working with Whedon on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and she doesn't shy away from going into detail.

Carpenter, who played cheerleader turned vamp-hunter Cordelia Chase on Buffy and its spinoff show, reveals that she participated in the WarnerMedia investigation into Whedon's behaviour, and although she has defended the director in the past, felt she could no longer stay silent once the news that Fisher had been removed from his role as Cyborg in The Flash broke.

The actress describes Whedon as a joy-sucking "vampire," who publicly and privately berated and humiliated her on several different occasions, before ultimately firing her from Angel after becoming enraged because she fell pregnant while shooting.

Check out Charisma's Tweets below for more.

UPDATE: Amber Benson, who played Tara on Buffy, has send out a Tweet backing-up her costar.

Whedon's career already seemed to be on the rocks after Fisher's claims (he was recently fired as showrunner on HBO's The Nevers), but this is likely to sink it completely.

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DannRamm113
DannRamm113 - 2/10/2021, 10:03 AM
sHE WoUlDNt HaVE sURviVeD KuBRiCk
Humperdink
Humperdink - 2/10/2021, 10:10 AM
@DannRamm113 -

"rAy'S jUSt ToO sEnSiTIvE aNd eXAgGeraTInG."

DannRamm113
DannRamm113 - 2/10/2021, 10:12 AM
Imma be honest; I've actually seen people say that unironically. Like who the [frick] would compare Joss Whedon and Stanley Kubrick
Humperdink
Humperdink - 2/10/2021, 10:17 AM
@DannRamm113 -

I've heard that too. Obviously this is meant to suggest actors shouldn't complain about abuse unless it's as bad as what someone like Kubrick would do to you, but that's as poor an argument as saying Ray should be used to abusive behavior because he used to be on broadway.
Humperdink
Humperdink - 2/10/2021, 10:24 AM
Now Amber Benson too:

Highflyer
Highflyer - 2/10/2021, 10:03 AM
Man, I have to ask the Whedon defenders
Kyos
Kyos - 2/10/2021, 10:05 AM
@Highflyer - Turns out that it's surprisingly a lot easier to believe accusations you actually hear. Hope Fisher takes notes.
Highflyer
Highflyer - 2/10/2021, 10:08 AM
@Kyos - Here's the thing, anyone can give details. We either choose to believe or we don't tbh
Kyos
Kyos - 2/10/2021, 10:17 AM
@Highflyer - I don't doubt the JL reshoots were a bad experience for Fisher, but until he tells us anything specific that's the beginning and end of what I can believe.
OmegaDaGrodd
OmegaDaGrodd - 2/10/2021, 10:21 AM
@Highflyer - I'm very curious to know how one reads that horrifying testimony and immediately thinks "take THAT Joss Whedon defenders"
Highflyer
Highflyer - 2/10/2021, 10:24 AM
@OmegaDaGrodd - You're assuming I first read this news on this site. I've already described my disgust on twitter. I'm not going to copy and paste the same thing on every website or forum.
OmegaDaGrodd
OmegaDaGrodd - 2/10/2021, 10:29 AM
@Highflyer - Got it, let me amend my previous statement:

I'm very curious to know how one reads that horrifying testimony and even lets the thought "take THAT Joss Whedon defenders" enter their mind in a million years
Highflyer
Highflyer - 2/10/2021, 10:33 AM
@OmegaDaGrodd - Well I can't help it when I see various users (not just this site) trash both Charisma, Ray and others. It isn't a petty "take that" because this isn't a competition. But rather "is this the guy you insist on defending no matter what?"
dracula
dracula - 2/10/2021, 10:37 AM
@Highflyer - difference is that she is actually saying what happened. Carpenter gave more than enough. Fisher still hasnt given shit
Blergh
Blergh - 2/10/2021, 10:38 AM
@Highflyer - Absolutely not, done defending him from Ray. Still Ray could have circumvented and actually shared what happened. Then it would have been an easier time.
Highflyer
Highflyer - 2/10/2021, 10:38 AM
@dracula -
Highflyer
Highflyer - 2/10/2021, 10:40 AM
@Blergh - In all honesty, I get why people would WANT to know what happened exactly it's only natural. I just feel like after his first statement, SOME (not all) dismissed him straight away.
OmegaDaGrodd
OmegaDaGrodd - 2/10/2021, 10:49 AM
@Highflyer -

"Well I can't help it when"

Let me stop you there. I only responded to you initially because I expected better from you, but if your excuse is "I can't help it" then I'm not going to waste more of your time.
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