Warner Bros. Responds To Ruby Rose's Allegations Of Unsafe Working Conditions On Batwoman
Warner Bros. Television Group calls Rose's remarks "revisionist history."
After actor Ruby Rose's claims of misconduct during her time on the CW's Batwoman were posted on Instagram, Warner Bros. Television Group has issued a response. "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."
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In a series of recent Instagram stories, actor Ruby Rose has issued allegations against Batwoman's showrunner Caroline Dries, her former co-star Dougray Scott, and former Warner Bros. TV Chairman Peter Roth. In May 2020, Rose announced that she was leaving the show and exiting the titular role.
Shortly after her departure, it was speculated that the move was precipitated by long hours, which led to ongoing friction on the set. But the alleged misconduct Rose has now shared goes further beyond the total time working during the pandemic, and includes allegations of harassment and unprofessionalism--which broadly paints a workplace where yelling, inappropriate behavior, and lack of concern for safety was commonplace.
In the above images, Rose says that Roth "couldn't stop making young women steam [his] pants while [he] was still wearing said pants," and that the studio dealt with the issue by "promoting [him] to the highest position." Additionally, Rose complained that Dries only visited the set four to five times a year, and rushed to finish the season while other Vancouver-based productions were shutting down due to COVID-19. She also discloses alleged pressure from the studio to hide her scars and other injuries sustained while working on the show. Says Rose, "Enough is enough."