Sarah Michelle Gellar has spoken out in the wake of Charisma Carpenter’s allegations in opposition to Joss Whedon. She wrote that she ‘stands with survivors’.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has attain ahead after her co-superstar Charisma Carpenter accused Joss Whedon of abusing his energy on the role of the enduring point to. The actress, who performed Cordelia Roam, alleged that the sequence’ creator and director had a “history of being casually merciless.” In response Sarah said that she “stands with survivors”, writing in a February 10 Instagram post, “While I’m proud to have my name linked with Buffy Summers, I don’t need to be forever linked with the name Joss Whedon.” She continued, “I’m more centered on elevating my family and surviving a deadly disease,” however, she added, “I stand with all survivors of abuse and am overjoyed with them for speaking out.”
Her observation came apt hours after her dilapidated co-superstar Charisma took to Twitter, leveling plenty of accusations in opposition to the point to’s creator. “For virtually two years, I have held my tongue and even made excuses obviously occasions that traumatize me to for the time being,” she began, echoing the claims that actor Ray Fisher made in opposition to Joss in 2020. “Joss Whedon abused his energy on diversified times whereas working together on the devices of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. While he chanced on his misconduct amusing, it finest served to intensify my efficiency fright, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers. The traumatic incidents precipitated a chronic physical condition from which I peaceable undergo. It’s with a beating, heavy heart that I direct I coped in insolation and, on occasion, destructively.”
Amber Benson, who performed Tara, the feminine friend to Alyson Hannigan‘s personality, Willow — moreover tweeted in make stronger of Charisma. “Buffy turned into as soon as a toxic environment and it begins at the tip. [Charisma] is speaking truth and I make stronger her 100%. There turned into as soon as rather a few anguish done all thru that time and lots of persons are peaceable processing it twenty plus years later. #IStandWithRayFisher #IStandWithCharismaCarpenter.”
Actress Michelle Trachtenberg, who appeared on Buffy as an adolescent and would creep on to superstar in Gossip Woman, re-shared Sarah’s Instagram post. “Thank you @sarahmgellar for announcing this. I’m heroic adequate now as a 35 365 days inclined girl…. To repost this. Because. This must. Be known. As an adolescent. With his no longer acceptable behavior,” she captioned the pronounce, adding, “You. Are my rock!! What he did turned into as soon as very unpleasant. Nonetheless we eradicate. By surviving!”