Warner Bros. TV has responded to actress Ruby Rose after she accused the studio of abusive behaviour on set which caused her to step down from the lead role in ‘Batwoman’.
The actress, who left the CW Arrowverse series in May 2020, made allegations through her Instagram Stories, which included details of alleged injuries from crew and stunt people, and also accused executive Peter Roth of hiring a private investigator to track her.
Warner Bros has since responded, confirming that Rose was fired but calling her claims “revisionist history”. They also added that her firing was a result of an internal inquiry into “multiple complaints about workplace behaviour” against her.
The statement, shared to Rolling Stone added: “Despite the revisionist history that Ruby Rose is now sharing online aimed at the producers, the cast and crew, the network, and the Studio, the truth is that Warner Bros. Television had decided not to exercise its option to engage Ruby for season two of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about workplace behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned.”
Rose wrote on her story yesterday: “I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened [sic] on that set.”
“I will come for you so that 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.”
She also made allegations against Roth, the former head of TV at the studio. “Not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you just couldn’t stop making young women steam your pants, around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants or if you left after putting a private investigator on me who you fired as soon as the report didn’t fit your narrative.”
On her Instagram stories, Rose shared videos from doctors’ visits in relation to injuries to her neck and ribs allegedly sustained on the ‘Batwoman’ set.
Sharing a video made during a neck surgery in 2019, she wrote: “To everyone who said I was too stiff on Batwoman, imagine going back to work 10 days after this … 10 DAYS!(Or the whole crew and cast would be fired and I’d let everyone down because [Warner Bros. exec] Peter Roth said he would recast and I just lost the studio millions (by getting injured on his set). … Instead of spending half a day to rewrite me out for a few weeks to heal.”
The Australian actress also made allegations against co-star Dougray Scott, claiming he “hurt a female stunt double”, adding “He abused women and, in turn, as a lead of a show I sent an email asking for a no yelling policy, they declined”.
Scott has since responded in a statement, to The Wrap: “As Warner Bros 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.
“I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by her; they are entirely made up and never happened.”