Warner Bros responds to Batwoman star’s scathing claims about toxic set

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Warner Bros has called Ruby Rose’s scathing allegations against it a “revisionist history”, after the star claimed there was toxic behaviour on the set of Batwoman.

In a string of posts on their Instagram stories, which automatically delete after 24 hours, Rose made allegations referencing what they perceived to be toxic working conditions and abusive behaviours.

Rose, who played the titular hero, also referenced the serious and widely-reported injuries she suffered on set, as well as claiming a crew member received third-degree burns.

Ruby Rose departed the show after one season. Pic: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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Ruby Rose departed the show after one season. Pic: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The actress added that she did not quit the show, and that she “wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head”, and that producers “ruined” her character Kate Kane (Batwoman’s former alter-ego).

In response, Warner Bros, which runs The CW – the channel the show is broadcasted on – said: “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 behaviour that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned.”

In the UK, Batwoman is broadcast on E4.

Rose’s Kate Kane ceased to be the character behind the Batwoman mask at the end of the first series, with the mantel being taken up in season two by Ryan Wilder, played by Javicia Leslie.

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The character of Kate Kane is set to return, however, and will be played by British actress Wallis Day.

In her string of accusations, Rose also targeted their co-star Dougray Scott, alleging that he would yell at women on set and that he injured a female stunt double.

Javicia Leslie is the latest actress to star as Batwoman. Pic: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
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Javicia Leslie is the latest actress to star as Batwoman. Pic: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Responding, Scott told reporters: “I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by [Rose]; they are entirely made up and never happened.

“As Warner Bros Television 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.”

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