Then Teenage “Buffy” Star Reveals Embattled Joss Whedon Wasn’t Allowed to be Alone with her

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After a slew of former “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” actresses spoke out about series creator Joss Whedon’s “misconduct” on the set of the hit series, the show’s then teenaged star claims he wasn’t allowed to be alone with her on set after an undescribed incident.

Michelle Trachtenberg, who played Buffy’s younger sister Dawn during the final half of the series, wrote on social media, “The last. Comment I will make on this. Was. There was a rule. Saying. He’s not allowed in a room alone with Michelle again.”

She had previously written a statement on Instagram supporting the statements of fellow “Buffy” actresses Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, and Amber Benson. “Thank you @sarahmgellar for saying this. I am brave enough now as a 35-year-old woman….To repost this. Because. This must. Be known. As a teenager. With his not appropriate behavior….very. Not. Appropriate.”

Gellar released a statement on Wednesday addressing Carpenter’s allegations that Whedon had “traumatized” her while she worked under him on “Buffy” and the popular spinoff “Angel.”

“While I am proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers, I don’t want to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon,” Gellar wrote. “I am more focused on raising my family and surviving a pandemic currently so I will not be making any further statements. At this time, but I stand with all survivors of abuse and I’m proud of them for speaking out.”

The same day Carpenter had come out in support of “Justice League” actor Ray Fischer, who accused Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior on the set of the film. Fischer was later released from his role in the DC franchise follow-up “The Flash.”

“For nearly two decades, I have held my tongue and even made excuses for certain events that traumatized me to this day,” the Carpenter wrote. “Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions while working together on sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. While he found his misconduct amusing, it only served to intensify my performance anxiety, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers. The disturbing incidents triggered a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer. It is with a beating, heavy heart that I say I coped in isolation and, at times, destructively.”

“Buffy” actress Amber Benson supported Carpenter’s claims, “Buffy was a toxic environment and it starts at the top. @AllCharismais speaking truth and I support her 100%. There was a lot of damage done during that time and many of us are still processing it twenty plus years later. #IStandWithRayFisher #IstandWithCharismaCarpenter,” she wrote.

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JohnS
JohnS
2 months ago

They leave their pigsties and preach to the rest of us how we should behave and whom to adore and follow.

James Corcoran JD LLM AA ASA CFE
James Corcoran JD LLM AA ASA CFE
2 months ago

HOLLYWOOD AND THE MSM AND THE DEMOCRAT ELITE AND HANGERS-ON ARE PEDOS, SEXUAL ABUSERS AND RAPISTS…..AND THEY ARE ALL INVOLVED INCOVER UP AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE….

MartinChemnitz
MartinChemnitz
2 months ago

No, REALLY? I’m shocked!!!

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
2 months ago

Hollywerids at work. Don’t you know they are untouchable and can do anything they want to anybody. Ask Bill Cosby, Harvey Winestein how that worked out. Full of perverts.

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

Sexual perverts, about par for the course in hollyweirdo land.always getting away with perverted actions,pathetic,sickos.

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
2 months ago

The left has so many stellar individuals in their ranks.