The actress, who believed the Buffy Buffy ‘and its spin angel’ spinoffs, spoke in solidarity with Carpenter when she accused Whedon of “hostile and toxic” behavior on the set: “I’m so sorry you took so long Held it till time “
Eliza Dushku is speaking in solidarity with Karisma Carpenter as she accuses Joss Whedon of “hostile and toxic” behavior while working on the hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel are featured. The actress, who plays Faith on Buffet and its Angel spinoff, shared a statement on Instagram, expressing how she “feels sad” for Carpenter.
“I’m so sorry that you’ve handled this for so long. Your post is powerful, painful, and painted a picture that we’ll never see or know collectively. Thank you. I don’t know that Was and I “don’t forget it,” he wrote. She went on to write, “I often say,” We are sick as our secrets. “Our secrets really make and keep us sick.
What I am learning more and more – and have personally found most valuable – is that intensive therapy can only come from naming and revealing what actually happened, the necessary first step (once ready for someone ) To free ourselves from our mysteries, the untold truth that kept us isolated, ashamed and hostage. ”
Eliza Dushku stated that “disregarding the name ‘power/gender / sexual/racial abuse epidemic for the entertainment industry (and society in that case in general), enables offenders and enforces only abusive systems Is and ultimately makes abusive. ”
He also hoped Carpenter and “countless others feel solidarity and kinship” that he “missed the possibility for a very long time.” “It begins and ends because of courageous truth-tellers like you. I admire, respect, and love you.”
Carpenter was a regular series on WB Network / UPN’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, playing high school student Cordelia Sasse. She starred in the first three seasons of the series before starring in her character’s Buffy spinoff Angel alongside David Boreanaz. She was the female lead on Angel for four of its five seasons, returning as a guest star in the 100th episode in its final season.
In a lengthy message shared on his social media on Wednesday, Carpenter wrote to the show’s producers, “Joss Whedon abused his power on several occasions while Buffy worked together on the set of Vampire Slayer and Angel.” “The disturbing events led to a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer. It is with a beating, heavy heart that I say that I cope in isolation and sometimes devastatingly.”
He also said that Whedon was “mean and cut, talked openly about others, and often played favorite sports.” The actress also alleged that when Whedon found out she was pregnant, she says, she asked the actress if she was “going to keep it” and “cleverly weaponized my femininity and trust against me.” ”
Buffy alum Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Amber Benson also expressed their support for Carpenter following her statement.