Warner Bros. has fired back at Ruby Rose after the former “Batwoman” star took to Instagram yesterday with allegations that she’d left the show because of hostile working conditions.
The studio, which produces the CW drama, issued a statement yesterday alleging that Rose had been fired from the show following complaints about her behavior on set. In the statement, Warner Bros. refers to Rose’s allegations as “revisionist history” and claims that the studio “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.”
Deadline reports that rumors of an investigation into Rose’s on-set behavior have circulated for some time, but that this is the first time the studio has confirmed them.
Earlier the same day, Rose posted a series of allegations on Instagram that accused executive producers of creating a toxic environment on set. Among the complaints, she alleges that she had been pressured back to work following a serious injury, and that former executive Peter Roth behaved inappropriately with female staffers.
“Enough is enough. I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened on that set,” she said.
Deadline also reports that Rose had launched an attack on fellow “Batwoman” actor Dougray Scott, accusing him of inappropriate behavior on set, particularly toward female staffers.
In his own statement, Scott has denied these allegations. “I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by her,” he said, adding, “they are entirely made up and never happened.”