The former Buffy star is the latest actor to refute Joss Whedon’s explanations, taking to social media to bluntly dismiss the director’s interview.

Following Ray Fisher and Gal Gadot’s response yesterday to Joss Whedon’s interview, in which he attempted to justify alleged behaviour that has been described as ‘gross’ and ‘abusive’, Charisma Carpenter – the former Buffy star, who also spoke out against Whedon – has responded too. Carpenter, who publicly backed Ray Fisher during his social media campaign to bring Whedon to account, took to Instagram to quickly dismiss Whedon’s account of events, in which he claimed that his behaviour was misreported and any ‘yelling’ was justified.

Carpenter has responded by accusing Whedon of being a “tyrannical narcissistic boss who is still unable to be accountable and just apologise.”

Fisher also took to Twitter to support Carpenter, stating ‘#IStandWithCharismaCarpenter who (like this “bad actor in both senses”) has no agency in determining matters of abuse or race, but for the influence of a White male shadow puppeteer.’

Whilst this story seemed to have quietened down, Whedon’s decision to speak publicly now, months later, has fired it right back up. Whilst a Warner Bros internal investigation last year found nothing wrong with Whedon’s behaviour on the set of the Justice League reshoots, Fisher has treated the entire process with scorn, believing that it was merely an attempt to protect Whedon rather than investigate him. Whether Whedon’s words reopen the possibility of censure remains to be seen, but they certainly don’t seem to have had the effect that he likely hoped they would.

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