After their sudden exit from Batwoman following the first season, Ruby Rose is putting the show on blast. In a scathing message posted to Instagram on Wednesday, Rose claims that they had actually been fired.
The former Batwoman star also alleges mistreatment from The CW program’s team which includes unsafe working conditions, even saying they were forced to return to work less than two weeks after suffering their own serious back injury.
The statement was posted to Rose’s Instagram Stories, and they are definitely not holding back. When Rose first exited Batwoman after one season, they released a statement taking responsibility for that decision.
In the new Instagram post, which begins with addressing The CW and tagging showrunner Caroline Dries along with executive producers Sarah Schechter and Greg Berlanti, Ruby Rose has a much different story to tell. “I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened to me on that set. I will come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again. And so I can finally take back my life and the truth. Shame on you.”
Rose first called out Peter Roth directly, speculating about his exit from the studio this year.
“Not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you just couldn’t stop making young women steam your pants, around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants or if you left after putting a private investigator on me who you fired as soon as the report didn’t fit your narrative, either way,” Rose wrote. “When it comes to you, there’s already an army waiting for u.”
“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,” Warner Bros. TV said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct. 20, 2021).
Rose also accused her former Batwoman co-star Dougray Scott, who played Jacob Kane on the show until his exit earlier this year, of abusing women on set.
“Dougray hurt a female stunt double, he yelled like a little bitch at women and was a nightmare,” Rose wrote. “He left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted. He abused women and in turn as a lead of a show I sent an email asking for a no yelling policy, they declined.”
In a statement obtained by TVLine, Scott said, “I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by [Ruby Rose]; they are entirely made up and never happened.”
Rose also criticized showrunner Caroline Dries, saying she only came to set four times in a year, which Rose noted is “UNHEARD OF.” During one of those visits, Rose said Dries encouraged her to comply with the private investigator hired by Roth.
“In closing, please to my dear, 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..” Rose added. “NOR DID I QUIT. I DO NOT QUIT, They ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed batwoman, not me.”