Following the recent events with Ruby Rose and her enlightening us on what really happened on the set of Batwoman during season one, WBTV finally responded. But is it the response that we needed?
In this article I will not be discussing the feud between Ruby and WBTV but rather how WBTV is handling it and how it could be better.
The statement is as followed, “Despite the revisionist history that Ruby Rose is now sharing online aimed at the producers, the cast and crew, the network, and the Studio, the truth is that Warner Bros. Television had decided not to exercise its option to engage Ruby for Season 2 of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about workplace behaviour that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned.”
Within this statement the studio says that they were receiving loads of complaints about Ruby Rose due to her behaviour within the workplace, ultimately getting her fired. This as a normal everyday statement is fine and plausible. However, as a response to what she exposed it does nothing but plays down her truth and makes her seem like the villain of this story. They made her words less credible and made it seem like she was the root to all the problems.
Within their statement they don’t mention anything to do with the several major injuries on set and instead try to drift the attention from the stuff which matters. (I’m not saying that Ruby does not matter but in the difficult situation on whose right, there are families affected by some bad choices made). We know that a woman was left paralyzed on the set of Batwoman thanks to the Deadline article, “‘Batwoman’ Production Assistant Paralyzed In On-Set Accident, Warner Bros. TV Cooperating With Investigation”.
So, all the other injuries probably did happen too. However, rather than shedding light on these they’re trying to hide it within this Ruby Rose mess, and getting actors from season 3 to distract from the real issues at hand.
Ruby also did say that the PA Amanda Smith had to start a GoFundMe for her to pay for treatment. I will be linking this further down, so if you feel like supporting her in anyway pleased. As this accident was very unfortunate but the way the studio is avoiding this is very unprofessional. Let alone the injured stunt doubles and the crew member who now has permanent 3rd degree burns.
So, I ask you this again….
WBTV, where is your response?