Buffy actress Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of unprofessional behaviour

Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it’s spin off Angel has taken to twitter to shared her experience working with Buffy creator Joss Whedon.

In the wake of the investigation into Whedon’s on set behaviour whilst working on the Justice League, Carpenter has accused Whedon of a hostile and abusive work environment.


Carpenter accuses Whedon of making “passive-aggressive threats to fire her,” being “casually cruel,” and being “mean and disparaging about others” and “pitting people” against each other. She also alleges that Whedon fired her for having a child, but only after trying to manipulate her into have an abortion.

Carpenter also adds that she participated in WarnerMedia’s Justice League investigation because she believed in the integrity of Ray Fisher, and that is in part why she chose to speak out now.

Below is Carpenter’s full statement:



Fisher took to Twitter to show his support on Carpenter speaking out.


Following Carpenter’s statement Amber Benson took to twitter to share her experiences working on the show.


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