Focus on the scandals surrounding Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In Hollywood, controversies are rife. When it is not Evan Rachel Wood who publicly denounces the actions and abuses of Marilyn Manson or Armie Hammer who finds himself at the heart of a huge cannibalism scandal, it is another personality known internally who is talking about ‘she. For the past few days, Joss Whedon, the creator of the unforgettable series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is in a very bad position. Accused of toxicity and abuse of power on the set by one of the actresses, the latter is now at the heart of the news and unfortunately for him, it is not the first time. Without further ado, here is a return to the controversies surrounding Joss Whedon.
His ex-wife reveals his multiple infidelities
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After more than 20 years of marriage, Joss Whedon and Kai Cole divorced in 2016. Unfortunately, the separation is not smooth since the latter decides to highlight the many infidelities of the father of her children a year later. In an interview with The Wrap, Kai accuses Joss of being a “hypocrite preaching feminist ideals” before making other damning revelations: “He hid several extra-marital relationships and a number of inappropriate emotional relationships he had with his actresses, co-workers, fans and friends.”. Atmosphere!
Ray Fisher accuses Joss Whedon of unprofessional behavior in Justice League
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Another blow for the producer. In 2020, Ray Fisher, known for his role as Cyborg in Justice League, openly denounced the shooting conditions of the film for which Joss Whedon had taken over the reins. The actor had indeed returned to his remarks made during the 2017 edition of Comic-Con in San Diego. At the time, the latter described the producer as a “good person”. Three years later, the tone changes and the 33-year-old actor shares a disturbing tweet: “The way Joss Whedon treated the cast and crew of Justice League was disgusting, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable. Geoff Johns and Jon Berg gave it the right in several ways “. But that’s not all, Ray Fisher also shed light on the producer’s racist behavior: “What set my soul on fire and forced me to talk about Joss Whedon this summer was that I learned that Joss had ordered an actor’s complexion to be changed in post-production because that he didn’t like the color of his skin. Man, with all that 2020 has been, it was too much for me. “.
Jeff Pruitt denounces the abusive attitude of the producer
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Jeff Pruitt rubbed shoulders with Joss Whedon during the first four seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when he was a stunt coordinator on the set of the series. If the two men got along well at the start, their relationship quickly deteriorated: “He went from being a humble author who turned to me to shoot fight scenes, to being a true selfish. Maybe he’s always been like this and I was just too naive to see him because he’s never shown me that side before “ had thus balanced Jeff in an interview for Metro UK Last year. Worse yet, Joss Whedon would have even threatened to ruin his career: “He insinuates that no one will ever hire you again if you don’t make them happy.” Overwhelming accusations.
James Marsters reveals behind the scenes and his bad experience with Joss Whedon
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In a recent episode of the podcast Inside of you with Michael Rosenbaum, James marsters, that fans of Buffy known for the role of Spike, revealed what Joss Whedon’s shocking reaction was when he first saw the latter’s success with audiences: “I remember he held me against a wall one day and he said to me ‘No matter how popular you are, kid, you are dead. Can you hear me? Dead. Dead!’” thus referring to his character in the series. James says he understood the reaction of the producer at the time but it takes on a whole new meaning today when we know what Joss Whedon is accused of.
Charisma Carpenter comes out of silence and accuses Joss Whedon of violence and toxicity on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Some time ago, the actress had revealed to have been excluded from the series Angel by the famous producer because of her pregnancy. But it was only very recently that Charisma Carpenter testified about the violent and toxic behavior that Joss Whedon had with the actors on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The one who embodied Cordelia in the cult show notably highlighted its abuse of power, cruel and flippant behavior and the creation of hostile and toxic work environments. Very quickly, his former co-stars reacted, starting with Sarah Michelle Gellar: “Although I am proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers, I never want to be associated with the name of Joss Whedon again (…) I am with all survivors of abuse and I am proud of them for having spoken “ or Amber Benson “Buffy was a toxic environment and it starts at the top. Charisma is telling the truth and I support her 100%”. For his part, Joss Whedon has still not come forward.
Credits: Screenrant, Inside of You podcast, Metro UK, The Wrap