Studio, Co-star Push Back Against Ruby Rose 'Batwoman' Allegations

Tuesday October 26, 2021
Originally published on October 26, 2021

A year and a half after deciding to leave "Batwoman," former series star Ruby Rose continues dropping revelations around that choice. But the studio, and her co-stars, say Rose herself was the problem.

As previously reported at EDGE, Rose accused the show of having a toxic work environment.

Among her allegations was a claim that co-star Dougray Scott was abusive toward women, Deadline reported.

Warner Bros. Television responded with a statement that "called Scott — who played Kate Kane/Batwoman's father, Colonel Jacob Kane, on The CW series — a 'consummate professional' and stated that there have never been any 'allegation against him of bullying, or of abusive behavior on his part,'" Deadline said.

Co-star Camrus Johnson also weighed in, after Rose "hinted at [him] being an on-set leak," TV Line reported.

"Batfam ya know I couldn't go the whole day without saying something!" the Luke Fox/Batwing actor tweeted hours after Rose's Oct. 20 series of Instagram messages. "But yea fam, she was fired. And it is VERY hard to be fired when you're the lead. Imagine what u have to do for that 2 happen."

Declaring that a "lot of lies were spread today," the actor told his followers, "Just know we have a lot of great souls working on this show and none of this changes that."

Rose had previously offered explanations for her departure that included an allergy to her latex costume and a back injury she claimed to have suffered while working on the show.

But in her Oct. 20 Instagram posts, Rose suggested that the real reason was she was driven off the production by intolerable working conditions, including being pressured to return to work early after surgery for the back injury. She also alleged dangerous working conditions on the action-heavy show, TV Line noted.

Though the posts seem to no longer to be on Instagram, TV Line described them, saying Rose started off by telling fans she would not "return to that awful show, I wouldn't return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head," and declaring that her departure from the show was not her own choice.

"I DO NOT QUIT," she wrote. "I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay I was going to have to sign my rights away," TV Line quoted her as having posted.

Rose also took aim at Dougray Scott, claiming that he "yelled like a little bitch at women and was a nightmare. He left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted [and verbally] abused women," and claiming that Rose said Scott "hurt a female stunt double."

Scott issued a statement of his own, calling Rose's accusations "defamatory and damaging" and saying her claims were "entirely made up."

Insider reported that a production assistant, Alexander J. Baxter, who had worked on the series during Rose's tenure as a star, also responded to Rose's allegations, calling Rose "a dictator to work for."

"She stormed off set, she yelled at people, and whenever she interacted with any of us production assistants, we were disregarded as the trash we picked up," Baxter told the publication.