Writers who’ve labored with Joss Whedon have begun talking out about their expertise with the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” co-creator in mild of Charisma Carpenter’s allegations earlier this week.
“‘Casually cruel’ is a perfect way of describing Joss,” “Firefly” author Jose Molina wrote in a tweet Friday night, including the #IStandWithCharisma hashtag. “He thought being mean was funny. Making female writers cry during a notes session was especially hysterical. He actually liked to boast about the time he made one writer cry twice in one meeting.”
Molina, who went on to work on exhibits together with “Agent Carter” and “Sleepy Hollow,” is credited with two episodes of the short-lived, cult-favorite Whedon sequence.
Marti Noxon, who served as showrunner on “Buffy” for its ultimate two seasons, voiced assist for Carpenter and the opposite actresses who’ve spoken out towards Whedon.
“I would like to validate what the women of Buffy are saying and support them in telling their story. They deserve to be heard,” she wrote. I perceive the place Charisma, Amber [Benson], Michelle [Trachtenberg] and all the ladies who’ve spoken out are coming from.”
The recognition of Whedon’s sequence — together with “Firefly,” “Buffy” and its spinoff “Angel” — was pivotal within the careers of a variety of writers, and Molina and Noxon’s tweets on Friday mark the primary main situations of writers previously related to Whedon publicly addressing the problem. Representatives for Whedon declined to touch upon the tweets.
Carpenter earlier this week accused Whedon of “hostile and toxic” habits on the units of “Buffy” and spinoff “Angel,” two of Whedon’s most beloved exhibits. The actress, who starred as Cordelia Chase on each sequence, additionally voiced assist for “Justice League” star Ray Fisher and revealed that she was amongst those that participated within the Warner Bros. investigation into Whedon’s alleged misconduct.
“He was mean and biting, disparaging about others openly, and often played favorites, pitting people against one another to compete and vie for his attention and approval,” Carpenter wrote. She accused the creator of creating “passive-aggressive threats” and taking retaliatory motion towards her changing into pregnant whereas doing the present.
Multiple former “Buffy” actors, together with Benson, Trachtenberg, “Buffy” star Sarah Michelle Gellar, “Dollhouse” star Eliza Dushku and Clare Kramer, have since spoken up in assist of Carpenter.
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