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Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of ‘toxic’ behavior on ‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’

Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of 'toxic' behavior on 'Buffy' and 'Angel'

Charisma Carpenter has come forward with details of the “hostile and toxic” work environment created on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel sets by series creator Joss Whedon. 

The actor, who started out playing Cordelia Chase on Buffy in 1997 and then continued playing the character on the spinoff Angel from 1999 through 2004, posted her statement to Twitter Wednesday. 

“Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions while working together on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel,” she writes. Carpenter goes on to describe specific incidents such as Whedon threatening to fire her, insulting her weight, and berating her for a tattoo she’d gotten, and alludes to lingering physical effects of the stress and anxiety she suffered. Read more…

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