Charisma Carpenter is the latest actor to accuse Joss Whedon of abusive behavior.
In a note posted to her Twitter account, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel star claimed that Whedon was frequently manipulative and mean-spirited while running the two series.
Carpenter said that Whedon begrudged her pregnancy and her faith during the show, belittling her for having a child, calling her “fat” while she was pregnant and mocking her rosary tattoo.
“Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions while working on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel,” she wrote. "While he found his misconduct amusing, it only served to intensify my performance anxiety, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers. The disturbing incidents triggered a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer."
Carpenter claimed she was inspired to come forward with her story following the allegations of actor Ray Fisher. The former Cyborg actor spurred an investigation by Warner Brothers when he claimed Whedon created a toxic set after taking over Justice League from Zack Snyder.
Fisher’s allegations led to unspecified remedial action that Fisher viewed as a good start. In any case, it was enough to bring him back into the fold for Snyder’s reshoots of the film.