Sarah Michelle Gellar has spoken out in the wake of Charisma Carpenter’s accusations versus Joss Whedon. She composed that she ‘stands with survivors’.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has actually come forward after her co-star Charisma Carpenter accused Joss Whedon of abusing his power on the set of the iconic program. The starlet, who played Cordelia Chase, declared that the series’ creator and director had a “history of being casually cruel.” In reaction Sarah stated that she “stands with survivors”, writing in a February 10 Instagram post, “While I am proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers, I do not want to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon.” She continued, “I am more concentrated on raising my household and surviving a pandemic,” but, she added, “I stand with all survivors of abuse and take pride in them for speaking out.”
Her statement came just hours after her former co-star Charisma required to Twitter, leveling numerous accusations against the show’s creator. “For nearly two years, I have held my tongue and even made excuses for specific occasions that distress me to this day,” she began, echoing the claims that actor Ray Fisher made versus Joss in 2020.” 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 entertaining, it just served to intensify my efficiency anxiety, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers. The troubling events activated a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer. It is with a beating, broken heart that I state I coped in insolation and, at times, destructively.”
Amber Benson, who played Tara, the girlfriend to Alyson Hannigan‘s character, Willow– also tweeted in assistance of Charisma. “ Buffy was a poisonous environment and it begins at the top. [Charisma] is speaking truth and I support her 100%. There was a great deal of damage done during that time and much of us are still processing it twenty plus years later on. #IStandWithRayFisher #IStandWithCharismaCarpenter.”
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