Feb 10, 2021 04:05 PM EST

Buffy and Angel Start Charisma Carpenter Speaks Out Against Joss Whedon

Buffy and Angel Start Charisma Carpenter Speaks Out Against Joss Whedon

Charisma Carpenter, who starred in "Buffy the Vampire" and "Angel", has come out against Joss Whedon in light of recent accusations made about the director by Ray Fisher.

Carpenter took to Instagram to talk about her experiences with Whedon. Among other issues, while she was 4 months pregnant, she says he called her "fat" and asked if she was "going to keep it". She also went on to say that he "proceeded to attack my character, mock my religious beliefs, accuse me of sabotaging the show, and then unceremoniously fired me the following season once I gave birth." She also said that she was involved in the Warner Bros. investigation of Whedon after Fisher's accusations.

"Joss has a history of being casually cruel," Carpenter said. "While he found his misconduct amusing, it only served to intensify my performance anxiety, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers."

"As a single mother whose family's livelihood is dependent on my craft, I'm scared. Despite my fear about its impact on my future, I can no longer remain silent. This is overdue and necessary. It's time," said Carpenter.

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