Michelle Trachtenberg has also come forward to comment on Joss Whedon’s misconduct allegations. She joins peers Buffy the Vampire Slayer her co-stars Charisma Carpenter, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Amber Benson speaking. Earlier today, Carpenter released a lengthy statement about Whedon’s alleged inappropriate behavior on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its derivative series Angel. The actress was soon endorsed by Gellar, who noted that she did not want her name to be linked to Whedon’s for the rest of her life.
Sarah Michelle Gellar also noted that she was alongside other abuse survivors. Michelle Trachtenberg She reposted Gellar’s statement and added: “Thank you Sarah Michelle Gellar for saying this. I am brave enough now as a 35 year old woman … To re-post this. Because. This should be known. As a teenager. With his inappropriate behavior …. very. No. Appropriate. “Trachtenberg starred Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Dawn Summers, Buffy’s younger sister, from 2000 to 2003. Trachtenberg worked with Whedon on the show from 15 to 18 years old.
Amber Benson retweeted Charisma Carpenter’s statement, adding: “Buffy was a toxic environment and it starts at the top.” She went on to say, “Carisma is telling the truth and I support her 100%. There was a lot of damage during that time and many of us are still processing it more than twenty years later.” In turn, Carpenter responded, “I love you. Your courage and support have proven to be a powerful inspiration and a safe harbor.” The allegations against Whedon have been concerning to many fans, especially since the show focused on female empowerment.
Charisma Carpenter was inspired to present her story because of League of JusticeRay Fisher, who publicly called Joss Whedon last summer because of the supposedly toxic environment it fostered during the new takes. “Charisma Carpenter is one of the bravest people I know. I will always be grateful for her bravery and for lending her voice to League of Justice investigation. Read their truth. Share your truth. Protect it at all costs. ‘It’s time,’ “the former Cyborg actress tweeted. Carpenter admitted in her opening statement that she participated in the private investigation that WarnerMedia set up after Fisher’s allegations were made public.
New York journalist Emily Nussbaum summed up the way many Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans are feeling today. “Buffy It is my educational television program, a program that meant and means a lot to me. It’s very depressing to hear how Whedon treated his cast, backstage, and I’m grateful to Charisma Carpenter for speaking out about it, “she tweeted. Christopher Golden, who has written several Buffy the Vampire Slayer books, has revealed that he is also after Charisma Carpenter. At the time of this writing, neither Joss Whedon nor 20th Century Television have responded to any of these allegations. You can read Michelle Trachtenberg’s Official Instagram Statement above, as you read a little more below.
Topics: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sexual Misconduct