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Poor Working Conditions On The Set Of Batwoman Claim: Warner Bros Hit Back

Ruby Rose left The CW's Batwoman after appearing in just one season

Ruby Rose left The CW’s Batwoman after appearing in just one season

Warner Bros has attacked Ruby Rose’s claims that there were poor working environment and aspects on the set of Batwoman.

The actress abandon the show, which started on the CW network in 2019 and airs on E4 in the UK, after only one series.

Writing on her Instagram narrative on Wednesday, Rose posted a string of accusations of abuse, negligence and poor working conditions.

Warner Bros stated it did not hire Rose for a second season after receiving objections about her character.

The company explained Rose’s account as

“revisionist history… aimed at the producers, the cast and crew, the network, and the studio”.

A spokesperson told BBC News that

“The truth is that Warner Bros Television had decided not to exercise its option to engage Ruby for season two of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about workplace behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned”.

Rose earlier showed she left the series due to a combination of being wounded on set and the effect of the Covid-19 epidemic on production.

Javicia Leslie will be TV’s first black Batwoman
For the second season, she was replaced by Javicia Leslie, who is also currently starring in the third.

Actor Dougray Scott said he “completely refuted the defamatory and damaging claims” Rose made against him

Nevertheless, Rose has now posted series of allegations about the working conditions of Batwoman in a 10-page Instagram narrative, accusing many senior figures of poor or offensive behavior.

She asked supporters to

“stop asking” if she would return to that “awful show”, adding: “I wouldn’t return for any amount of money… nor did I quit.

“They ruined [the character] Kate Kane and they destroyed Batwoman, not me. I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay I was going to have to sign my rights away.”

She claimed many people working on the production had sustained serious wounds, including herself, a personal assistant, and a crew member who sustained third-degree burns.

Rose admitted that she “fought people on set”, but said this was because she “wanted safety”.

She also accused her co-star Dougray Scott of shouting at women on set and “hurting a female stunt double”.

Reacting to her claims in a statement, Scott told media outlets including The Wrap: “I absolutely and completely disproved the slanderous and destructing claims made against me by [Rose]; they are entirely made up and never happened.

“As Warner Bros Television has stated, they decided not to exercise the option to engage Ruby for season two of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about her workplace behavior.”

 

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