Ruby Rose has spoken her side, now Camrus Johnson is giving his.
A day after former Batwoman star Ruby Rose alleged toxic and dangerous on-set behavior that led her to leave the show after just one season, one of her former co-stars is giving his own take, and it's very different from hers.
In a Twitter thread today, Camrus Johnson, who plays Luke Fox on the show retweeted a story about Rose's allegations and added his own commentary.
"Batfam ya know I couldn't go the whole day without saying something! I love y'all, don't think I haven't seen all the love today. But yea fam, she was fired," he said. "And it is VERY hard to be fired when you're the lead. Imagine what [you] have to do for that 2 happen."
"Since it was claimed she 'walked away' last year, I'm sure some of you may be pretty confused or upset, and even more so that a lot of lies were spread today," he continued. "Just know, we have a lot of great souls working on this show and none of this changes that. From the top to the bottom."
Rose had taken to Instagram yesterday to talk about their experiences on the show, alleging that the set was an unsafe work environment where several crewmembers got injured, others were harassed, and Rose herself was punished for wanting to take time to heal from injuries sustained during filming. They also called out showrunner Caroline Dries for insisting the show continue production during the global pandemic.
In her posts, Rose mentioned Johnson, who she called an "egomaniac kid" when he was callous to her after she went through surgery for an on-set injury. In his posts, Johnson didn't specify which of Rose's claims he said were the "lies," and doesn't address some of her larger complaints about safety for crewmembers on the show.
This isn't the first time someone has spoken out about a toxic environment at a CW superhero show. Early this year, writer Nadria Tucker was fired from working on Superman & Lois after complaining about racist and sexist storylines and characters on the show.
Back in 2017, Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg was accused of sexual harassment by 19 different men and women working on his productions and was fired soon after.
Yesterday, Warner Bros. TV released its own statement, calling the posts "revisionist history" and saying that "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."
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