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Ruby Rose Slams ‘Batwoman’ For Fostering Toxic Work Environment

From being forced back to work 10 days after a major surgery to a crew member suffering third-degree burns, former 'Batwoman' star Ruby Rose did not hold back in dishing the dirty details.
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There’s no love lost between Ruby Rose and their former TV bosses.

The actor, who starred in Batwoman on the CW for just one season, has shared several allegations of wrongdoing against their former employer. Their claims include everything from executives fostering a toxic work environment to them being forced to return to work just days after undergoing major surgery. 

From their statements on Instagram to Warner Bros’ rebuttal, keep reading.

Rose Says They Wouldn’t Return “If a Gun Were To My Head”

Rose took to Instagram on Tuesday, October 19 to finally address Batwoman fans who constantly ask if they’ll be returning to the show.

“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,” they wrote.

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The former Orange Is the New Black star then revealed they were forced to go back to work just 10 days after major surgery for an injury suffered on set.

“Imagine going back to work 10 days after this,” Rose wrote alongside footage following the surgery. 

“[If I didn’t] the whole crew and cast would be fired, and I’d let everyone down, because Peter Roth [CW President] said he wouldn’t recast and I just lost the studio millions (by getting injured on his set). [And] that I’d be the one who cost so many people their jobs.”

They continued, “I have enough documentation to make a one-hour documentary.”

Roth Announced His Departure a Year Ago

Roth, who had worked for the network for over 20 years, announced his departure back in October 2020.

The CW offered no reason for his departure, but WarnerMedia said he was “well respected by his colleagues and competitors, actors, writers, directors and producers.”

Called Out Their Co-Star Dougrey Scott

Along with taking down executives, Rose also called out their former co-star Dougray Scott, who played Jacob Kane.

Dougray Scott on red carpet

In fact, Rose claims he hurt a female stunt double and yelled at various women on set.

“He left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted. He abused women and in turn as the lead of a show I sent an email out asking for a no yelling policy, they declined,” they wrote.

Unsafe Work Enviornment

Rose also revealed they and the rest of the cast were forced to work in unsafe working conditions day in and day out.

From a crew member suffering third-degree burns over his entire body to a woman becoming a quadriplegic, Rose claims the show did very little to protect the staff.

Ruby Rose Batwoman set
The CW

“A woman was left quadriplegic and they tried to blame it on her being on her phone, so much so CW didn’t even help her to start with because they needed to ‘investigate’ so she had to do a go fund me… she’s a PA, they work via phones,” Rose explained.

“Her accident occurred because our show refused to shut down when everyone else did because of Covid.”

Warner Bros. Hits Back

Following Rose’s accusations, Warner Bros. Television released a statement on Wednesday, October 20, refuting their claims of misconduct.

Ruby Rose as Batwoman
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“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,” they said in a statement, according to Variety.

Rose shocked fans when they announced their departure from the show after just one season. They were replaced by Javicia Leslie for Season 2.