Joss Whedon isn’t having a good month as it seems like the evidence against his allegedly abusive behavior continues to pile up. Now, adding their accusations on to the list are former stunt team members of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt and stunt double Sophia Crawford met on set during the filming of the Buffy series. The now-married pair became a couple on set and were soon engaged. Speaking to Metro.co.uk, the couple alleged that Joss Whedon demanded that they either break up or get fired. They went on to explain how Whedon used to be humble but became an “egomaniac” when the Buffy series blew up.
Their statements started making waves as Justice League actor, Ray Fisher quickly voiced his support of the couple’s statements. This isn’t the first time Ray Fisher has stood by Whedon’s alleged victims. Fisher also showed support for Kai Cole and Charisma Carpenter too in a separate tweet.
If you haven’t heard of them, Cole is Whedon’s ex-wife and Carpenter played Cordelia Chase in Angel, a spin-off series within the Buffyverse. Cole wrote an open letter exposing Whedon’s womanising behaviours during the course of their marriage. As for Carpenter, she was allegedly fired from the series (via Reddit) due to Whedon’s misgivings about her pregnancy during the filming of the 4th season.
This isn’t the first time Fisher has tweeted about the Whedon drama. The actor has been actively calling out Whedon’s questionable behaviour on Twitter. However, neither these accusations nor producer Jon Berg’s defense of Whedon have prompted a direct response from Whedon himself.
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