“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon admitted to having sex with multiple actresses on th show, because he “had” to sleep with them or he would “always regret it.”
In his first interview since being accused by several stars of bad behavior on set, Whedon didn’t bother apologizing for his past behavior, and instead seemed to dig his grave even deeper.
In 2017, Whedon’s then wife Kai Cole exposed that he had several affairs with the “beautiful, needy, aggressive young women” in his series. Five years later, he wasn’t ready to admit that he had abused his position as their boss, but did say that sex with subordinates “messes up the power dynamic.”
Whedon said he felt that he “had” to sleep with the kind of beautiful young women that had ignored him when he was younger, and was “powerless” to resist, because he was scared that if he didn’t do it, he’d “always regret it.”
That wasn’t all, the once worshiped “feminist” auteur was trashed by former staffers for conducting the liaisons in the workplace. One high level member of the “Buffy” production staff quit after Whedon repeatedly brought his conquests into her office and would get it on with them on the floor behind her desk.
“They would bang into my chair. … How can you concentrate? It was gross,” she said. “These actions proved he had no respect for me and my work.”
The “Avengers: Endgame” director also denied calling “Buffy” and “Angel” star Charisma Carpenter “fat” when she was pregnant, after she alleged last year that he had “asked me if I was ‘going to keep it” when she disclosed her pregnancy, then accused her of “sabotaging the show,” and fired her.
“I was not mannerly,” he claimed. “I did not call her fat.”
He also denied any wrongdoing in the instance of “Justice League” star Ray Fischer, who sparked an investigation into the director after he lightened the actor’s skin and largely cut his character out of the film.
Whedon said Fisher’s Cyborg was “the worst of all the characters in the film,” and claimed Fischer was “a malevolent force” and “a bad actor in both senses.”
He also tried to downplay threatening “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot’s career during the shoot. “I don’t threaten people. Who does that?” he remarked. “English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech.”
Gadot responded succinctly within the article, “I understood perfectly.”