Buffy’s Charisma Carpenter Accuses Joss Whedon of On Set Misconduct, Reveals Her Story of Bullying, Shaming, & Toxicity
Actress Charisma Carpenter, who portrayed Cordelia Chase in the drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the spin-off series Angel, is standing with Ray Fisher and sharing her experience with Joss Whedon.
Ray came forward several months ago and accused Joss of abusive treatment on the Justice League set when he took over for Zack Synder.
Charisma released her statement about Joss‘ behavior on the Buffy set.
“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 together 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. Last summer, when Ray Fisher publicly accused Joss of abusive and unprofessional behavior toward the cast and crew during reshoots on the Justice League set in 2017, it gutted me. Joss has a history of being casually cruel. He has created hostile and toxic work environments since his early career. I know because I experienced it first-hand. Repeatedly,” Charisma posted in a lengthy statement.
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