Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia from Buffy and Angel) released this statement today:
Arguably one of the most damning bits is this:
“Joss intentionally refused multiple calls from my agents making it impossible to connect with him to tell him the news that I was pregnant. Finally, once Joss was apprised of the situation, he requested meeting with me. In that closed-door meeting, he asked me if I was ‘going to keep it’ and manipulatively weaponized my womanhood and faith against me. He proceeded to attack my character, mock my religious beliefs, accuse me of sabotaging the show, and then unceremoniously fired me the following season once I gave birth.”
I could have sworn it was illegal to fire someone for getting pregnant, apparently not?
Amber Benson supported her as well.
I’m thinking of two things here. Firstly, that time Joss Whedon did an interview about writing for Doctor Who and came out with a smug “Call me back when the Doctor is a she.” So he could emotionally abuse that actress too, I suppose. Second is this long, emotional article he wrote back in 2007. I was 19 that year and I believed he was sincere then. I shouldn’t have.