Warner Bros has hit back at Ruby Rose’s claims that there were poor working conditions on the set of Batwoman.
The actress left the show, which began on the CW network in 2019 and airs on E4 in the UK, after just one series.
Writing on her Instagram story on Wednesday, Rose posted a string of allegations of abuse, negligence, and poor working conditions.
Warner Bros said it did not hire Rose for a second season after receiving complaints about her behavior.
The company described Rose’s account as “revisionist history… aimed at the producers, the cast and crew, the network, and the studio”.
A spokesperson from Warner Bros speaking on the issue disclosed:
“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”.
It was shocking to fans when Rose abruptly announced her departure in May 2020, leaving her title role as Kate Kane/Batwoman. At the time, there were rumblings that Rose was not happy on the show, but she left with little clarity on her exact reasons for leaving.
Rose previously indicated she left the series due to a combination of being injured on set and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on production.
Rose, who had surgery for a stunt injury she had suffered, included footage of their surgery in the post, saying she was forced to return to work by former head of Warner Bros. TV, Peter Roth.
She alleged Roth threatened her into returning by claiming it would cost the production “millions” and that “the whole crew and cast would be fired”.
For the second season, she was replaced by Javicia Leslie, who is also currently starring in the third season of the series.
However, Rose has now posted multiple allegations about the working conditions of Batwoman in a 10-page Instagram story, accusing several senior figures of poor or abusive behavior.
She asked fans to “stop asking” if she would return to that “awful show”, adding that she “wouldn’t return for any amount of money… nor did I quit”.
According to the movie star, “They ruined [the character] Kate Kane and they destroyed Batwoman, not me. I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay, I was going to have to sign my rights away”.
She alleged several people working on the production had sustained serious injuries, including herself, a personal assistant, and a crew member who sustained third-degree burns.
Rose acknowledged that she “fought people on set”, but said this was because she “wanted safety”.
She also accused her co-star, Dougray Scott of yelling at women on set and “hurting a female stunt double”.
Responding to her claims in a statement, Scott said “I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by [Rose]; they are entirely made up and never happened.
“As Warner Bros Television has stated, they decided not to exercise the option to engage Ruby for season two of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about her workplace behavior”.