Ruby Rose, who plays the lead role in the series “Batwoman,” has denounced CW, Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions, and top executives on Batwoman in a long fierce statement, alleging that the toxic behaviour on the set has driven them from the show.
Fans were stunned by the statement, which came as a surprise by Rose, where they abruptly announced that they will be leaving the show in May 2020, dropping from the role as Kate Kane/Batwoman. Back then, there were rumors that Rose was unhappy on the show, but the exact reasons were never clarified or brought to light. They stated at the time, “this was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew, and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.”
A few months after exiting the show, Rose opened up a bit more in an interview, mentioning that getting back to work only 10 days after the surgery “maybe wasn’t the best idea” and made their “taxing” job “more difficult.”
Finally, now after a bit more than a year later, Rose has broken her silence, and the anger is quite visible. Rose has written a long post on Instagram. The first post was addressed to the CW, Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries, and Berlanti Prods’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, writing “Enough is enough,” further adding, “I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened on that set. I will come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again. And so I can finally take back my life and the truth. Shame on you.”
The back story was that Rose had got an injury due to a stunt on set; Rose even included the footage of the surgery in the post, saying they were forced by the head of Warner Bros. TV, Peter Roth, to return back to filming. Rose was also threatened that it would cost the production millions of dollars and that “the whole crew and cast would be fired.”
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Rose also complained about Roth’s inappropriate behaviour and claimed that he asked women to steam his pants while he was wearing them. Rose also claimed that a private investigator had been left behind them after leaving the series. However, a source close to the production called these allegations “slanderous and unfounded.” Rose has also been alleged of attacking Dougray Scott, who played their father, accusing him of misconduct on set, including allegedly being abusive to women and hurting a female stunt double.
“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 behaviour,” Scott said in a statement. “I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by her; they are entirely made up and never happened.”
Rose talked about the unsafe work environment on the sets, mentioning that a crew member got third-degree burns over his body. The work conditions caused injuries to several other crew members as well, which in turn ruined the show as well as the character of “Kate Kane.”
Rose concluded by asking fans to stop asking if they would ever return to the show. “I wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head. NOR DID I QUIT. I DID NOT QUIT. They ruined 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. Any threats, any bullying tactics or blackmail will not make me stand down,”
When the Instagram post by Rose went viral, the actor updated the post, writing, “one last thing because no doubt I won’t get another chance…it’s time for me to take my life back and to breathe again after all these years.” You can read it in full below the video.
In response to this, Warner Bros. Television has released a boldly worded statement, saying it was a result of “multiple complaints about workplace behaviour” against the actor. Such an investigation into Rose’s behaviour on Batwoman had long been rumoured but not officially confirmed until today.