‘Batwoman’: Ruby Rose’s Former Costars Claim She’s a Liar Who Was Fired From the Show

When Batwoman originally debuted on The CW, Ruby Rose stood at the center of the series as Kate Kane. It was a groundbreaking role for Rose and the LGBTQ community. However, after one season, Rose exited the show and actor, Javicia Leslie took on the lead as Ryan Wilder.

When Rose announced that she would not be returning for Batwoman Season 2, fans were stunned. Now, she’s claiming that she left due to horrific treatment. However, her former co-stars and Warner Bros. claim she was fired due to her own behavior.

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Ruby Rose says she left ‘Batwoman’ because of terrible working conditions

When Rose exited Batwoman after just one season, fans were shocked. It’s almost unheard of that a lead would be replaced. At the time, the actor cited the horrific back injury that she received during a stunt gone wrong on set. “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in a statement. “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew, and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.”

At the time, rumors swirled that she was also overwhelmed by the tough hours and the long period of time filming in Canada. Now, Rose has come forward to say that the awful set conditions and treatment were the reasons behind her exit.

In a lengthy post on her Instagram story, Rose called out Batwoman showrunner, Caroline Dries, whom she says “has no heart”, Peter Roth, and many others. Moreover, she also revealed that multiple people were hurt on set and that one woman was left a quadriplegic following a horrific accident among other things.

Warner Brothers Television Group has refuted these claims. They said via Yahoo Entertainment, “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 behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned.”

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Ruby Rose’s former ‘Batwoman’ costars say she was fired from the show

Though Rose has called out both The CW and several of her former castmates, they are clapping back, claiming that she was a terror to work with and that she was fired for her unprofessionalism. Actor Camrus Johnson, who portrays Luke Fox on the series, clapped back at Rose for what he feels is not factual information.

“But yea fam, she was fired,” Johnson said. “And it is VERY hard to be fired when you’re the lead. Imagine what u have to do for that 2 happen.” Moreover, actor Dougray Scott, whom Rose accused of “verbally abusing women” denounced Rose’s take, calling her a liar.

“I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by [Ruby Rose]; they are entirely made up and never happened,” Scott wrote in a statement to TVLine. “As Warner Bros. Television has stated, they decided not to exercise the option to engage Ruby for Season 2… based on multiple complaints about her workplace behaviour.”

A former PA says Ruby Rose fostered a ‘reign of cruelty’

A former production assistant from the first season of Batwoman, who is now the CEO of Constellate Films, spoke about their experience with Rose on the series. He told Comic Book Resources that Rose fostered a “reign of cruelty” on the show.

“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,” he said. He also added that she was extremely unprofessional and that she often showed up late, refused to learn her lines, and she went on to treat crew members poorly.

It appears that the decision for Rose and the cast and crew of Batwoman to part ways was in the best interest of everyone.