Ruby Rose makes shock allegations after TV show firing

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Actor Ruby Rose has made shocking allegations about her treatment on TV series Batwoman, a year after she abruptly exited the show.

In a series of posts on Instagram, Rose asked her “dear, dear fans” to “stop asking” if she’d return to “that awful show.”

“I wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head,” Rose wrote.

“NOR DID I QUIT. I DID NOT QUIT. They ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed Batwoman, not me.”

The actor had surgery after suffering an injury early in the show’s production.

Rose said at the time she was rushed to hospital after the accident caused two herniated discs in her neck.

But the actor accused Warner Bros Television exec Peter Roth of forcing her back to filming just 10 days later.

“To everyone who said I was too stiff on Batwoman — imagine going back to work 10 days after this,” she said.

“[If I didn’t] the whole crew and cast would be fired, and I’d let everyone down because Peter Roth 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… Instead of spending half a day to rewrite me out for a few weeks to heal.”

After the surgery left her unable to drive, Rose alleged the network refused to provide her transportation. Instead, they told Rose to “get a taxi,” she said.

In footage Rose posted to Instagram, a doctor appears to point out “abnormal” damage done to her ribs in an injury on the set.

She claimed when that injury occurred, execs warned if she left to get an X-ray she’d be disrupting the filming schedule.

Ruby Rose alleges unsafe work environment on Batwoman

Ruby Rose also slammed Batwoman producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for alleged unsafe work conditions on the set caused serious injuries to other crew members.

A female production assistant was left a quadriplegic and a male crew member suffered third-degree burns all over his body, Rose said.

“We were given no therapy after witnessing the skin fall off his face,” the actor wrote.

“Then we were told we had to do a sex scene without a minute to process.

“We lost two stunt doubles. I got cut in the face so close to my eye in a stunt I could have been blind.”

Ruby Rose also lashed out at Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries for refusing to shut down production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She also accused co-star Dougray Scott of “hurting a female stunt double” and verbally abusing women on set, allegations the actor denied.

“As the lead of a show, I sent an email out asking for a no yelling policy. They declined,” Rose wrote.

Warner Bros Television denies Batwoman allegations

Warner Bros Television Group addressed Ruby Rose’s allegations in a statement, calling them “revisionist history”.

The company confirmed Rose was sacked, based on an internal probe into “multiple complaints about workplace behaviour”.

“The truth is that Warner Bros. Television had decided not to exercise its option to engage Ruby for season two,” the company said.

“[This was] based on multiple complaints about workplace behaviour. [The complaints] were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned.”

Fans were surprised after Ruby Rose announced her departure from Batwoman in May 2020. It was the first live-action show to centre on a lesbian superhero.

The show continued for season two. Actor Javicia Leslie took over the title role but played a different character to Rose’s Kate Kane.

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is an experienced journalist and content creator with a career spanning over a decade at QNews. Since 2012, the Brisbane local has covered an enormous range of topics and subjects in-depth affecting the LGBTIQA+ community, both in Australia and overseas. Today, the Brisbane-based journalist covers everything from current affairs, politics and health to sport and entertainment.

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