“Nothing will change if nothing changes”

BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM

Last year Ruby Rose fans were shocked to find out that the actor had “quit” their role of Kate Kane in CW’s Batwoman. In a statement Ruby shared that it was a “very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman”, but they didn’t explain their motives behind leaving the show. In a Deadline report, “sources indicated that it is not related to the stunt injury she sustained during filming of Season 1, which left her facing paralysis and needing emergency surgery”.

The injury took place in 2019, and yesterday Ruby, now 35, took to their Instagram stories to share their experience of working on the Batwoman set. They addressed the producers, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and showrunner Caroline Dries and former WBTV chairman Peter Roth to talk about abusive and dangerous incidents which Ruby says resulted in injuries to both herself and others. She wrote that, “I have documented this for years. On top of that I have enough documentation to make a 1 hour documentary…”

Ruby made a bold statement addressed to CW: “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 truth. Shame on you”. The actor addressed Roth, “Not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you just couldn’t stop making young women stream your pants around your crotch – while you were still wearing said pants – or if you left after putting a private investigation on me, who you fired as soon as the report didn’t fit your narrative”. She said that Roth had used bullying and blackmailing tactics and described a culture of toxicity on set.

Ruby shared a video of their doctor calling their ribs “abnormal” and Ruby said that they were told getting an X-ray would be disruptive to shooting. Ruby also reported that one stunt person suffered a severe burn injury and her personal assistant was “left quadriplegic”.

Following Ruby’s departure from the show, Wallis Day was set to play Kate Kane and Javicia Leslie would take on the role as the first Black Batwoman. Following the news, the community is worried for the wellbeing of these actors and the rest of the staff. We hope that Ruby’s allegations will prevent anything like this from ever happening in the future.

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