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Ruby Rose Reveals Terrifying Batwoman Set Conditions, Reason She Left

Ruby Rose Reveals Terrifying Batwoman Set Conditions, Reason She Left

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And now, Warner Bros. TV is hitting back at the former Batwoman actor.

Ruby Rose has taken to her Instagram stories to set the record straight on what exactly happened during her one season playing Batwoman.

"Enough is enough, I'm going to tell the whole world what really happened on that set," Rose wrote in their stories tagging showrunner Caroline Dries, as well as producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

"I will come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again. And so I can finally take back my life and the truth. Shame on you."

"[Former Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman] Peter Roth, you are first up. You are chapter one," they wrote. "Not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you couldn't stop making young women steam your pants, around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants or if you left after putting a private investigator on me who you fired as soon as the report didn't fit your narrative. Either way, when it comes to you, there's already an army waiting for [you]."

She also posted videos of a doctor talking to her about the severe injuries she got while working on the show, including a broken rib and broken neck, for which she needed to get surgery.

"To everyone who said I was too stiff on Batwoman, imagine going back to work 10 days after this...10 DAYS!!!!!! (Or the whole crew and cast would be fired and I'd let everyone down because Peter Roth said he wouldn't recast and I just lost the studio millions by getting injured on his set.) That I'd be the one who cost so many people their jobs."

They also detailed horrifying on-set disasters, like when a crew member got third-degree burns over their entire body, when a woman was paralyzed on set, and when Rose was cut in the face and almost blinded.

Rose also called out Dries for insisting the show continue production in the midst of the global pandemic until they were forced to shut down by the government.

They also mentioned that costar Dougray Scott "hurt a female stunt double" and "he yelled like a little b*tch at women and was a nightmare...he abused women and in turn as a lead of a show, I sent an email out asking for a no yelling policy, they declined."

"So in closing, please to my dear, dear fans stop asking if I will return to that awful show, I wouldn't return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head. NOR DID I QUIT," Rose continued. "I DID NOT QUIT, they ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed batwoman, not me. I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay I was going to have to sign my rights away."

Rose left Batwoman, which they were starring in, after one season back in 2020. At the time, they said that on-set injuries and the time they had to reevaluate their life goals during the pandemic led to her decision.

"Being the lead of a superhero show is tough," Rose told Entertainment Weekly at the time. "Being the lead in anything is tough. But I think, in that particular instance, it was a lot more difficult because I was still recovering from my surgery." Now we know a lot more of the details.

Rose has since added to the stories, further explaining why they chose now to speak out. "If I don't say something, then what am I really saying?" she asked. "This isn't just for me, this could possibly end my acting career, but it was already ended when I could no longer open a script up without a panic attack."

"I might look tough, play tough characters, but I am very human and very sensitive and do not like conflict. I was also afraid, deeply afraid," she added. "Our industry needs a lot of work, it needs to change dramatically, and people deserve to be less afraid. And maybe, just maybe, aside from healing me, it might make a small change for someone else."

She also thanked her fans for their support and encouraged them not to attack Javicia Leslie, who is playing the current Batwoman, Ryan Wilder. Rose said Leslie "deserves better" and that "just because some people can't be public about their support doesn't mean it's not there."

And now, Warner Bros. Television is responding to all of Rose's revelations in a statement that, according to Deadline, says several "complaints about workplace behavior" against Rose were the reason they weren't brought back to the Batwoman for season two.

"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 behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned," Warner Bros. TV's statement reads.

This story is still developing, and Out will update as more Batwoman news happens.

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Mey Rude

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.