Batwoman vet Dougray Scott denies Ruby Rose’s allegations

Batwoman vet Dougray Scott has denied Ruby Rose’s allegations after his former co-star accused him of abusing women on the show and being a ‘nightmare’ to work. 

‘As Warner Bros. Television has stated, they decided not to exercise the option to engage Ruby for season two of “Batwoman” based on multiple complaints about her workplace behaviour,’ Scott, 55, said in a statement obtained by The Wrap. 

‘I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by her; they are entirely made up and never happened,’ he continued.

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Rose accused Scott, who played her on-screen father, of hurting a female stunt double, yelling ‘like a little b*tch at women’, coming and going as he pleased on the set, and abusing women.

Batwoman star Dougray Scott has denied Ruby Rose’s allegations after his former co-star accused him of abusing women and being a ‘nightmare’ to work with (pictured: Scott in character during a Batwoman production shoot)

‘Dougray hurt a female stunt double, he yelled like a little b*tch at women and was a nightmare,’ the actress posted on Instagram.

‘He left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted. He abused women and in turn as a lead of a show I sent an email asking for a no-yelling policy. They declined.’

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The allegations were among several Rose leveled against the show Batwoman earlier this week in which she also claimed she was subjected to bad working conditions on the set of the show.   

Rose, 35, who was fired from her role as Kate Kane after only one season, claimed that former Warner Bros. Television chairman Peter Roth ‘forced’ her back to work following surgery from a neck injury and hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on her.

Rose (right) turned on her former co-star Scott (centre), who played her character’s father Jacob Kane until his exit earlier this year, saying he abused women on set. He has denied the allegations

The Australian actress also hit out at showrunner Caroline Dries, as well as Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of the show’s production company Berlanti Productions, promising to ‘come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again.’

Warner Bros. Television group condemned the claims as ‘revisionist history’, instead declaring it declined to renew Rose’s contract for a second season as they received ‘multiple complaints about her workplace behavior’. 

Rose, who rose to fame in 2015 for her performance in the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, launched into a volley of allegations on Wednesday morning via Instagram, detailing the difficult working conditions to which she claims she was subjected. 

She began the series of posts by tagging showrunner Caroline Dries and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of the show’s production company Berlanti Productions, writing: ‘Enough is enough. 

Rose blasted former Batwoman co-star Dougray Scott, Warner Bros. Television and the show’s production company over alleged abusive work conditions (pictured: Rose in August 2019)

The 35-year-old Australian actress claimed Dougray Scott had ‘abused women’ and said she was forced back to work just days after neck surgery by former WBTV chairman Peter Roth (pictured: Rose in character as Kate Kane)

‘I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened to me on that set. 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 the truth. Shame on you.’

Rose claimed Dries, who she described as having ‘no heart’, had only came to set four times in a year and accused her of pressuring her to comply with unfair demands. 

She also made a number of claims against former Warner Bros. TV chairman Peter Roth, who left the position earlier this year.

‘Not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you just couldn’t stop making young women steam your pants, around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants or if you left after putting a private investigator on me who you fired as soon as the report didn’t fit your narrative,’ Rose wrote. 

‘Either way, when it comes to you, there’s already an army waiting for u.’

She began the series of scathing posts by tagging showrunner Caroline Dries and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of the show’s production company Berlanti Productions

She wrote: ‘I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened to me on that set. 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 the truth. Shame on you’.

She turned on former co-star Dougray Scott, writing: ‘Dougray hurt a female stunt double, he yelled like a little b***h at women and was a nightmare’

Rose also speculated about Peter Roth’s recent decision to step down as chairman of WBTV, saying: ‘Not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you just couldn’t stop making young women steam your pants or if you left after putting a private investigator on me who you fired as soon as the report didn’t fit your narrative’

Rose claimed that showrunner Caroline Dries (pictured), who she described as having ‘no heart’, had only came to set four times in a year and accused her of pressuring her to comply with unfair demands

Warner Bros. TV were quick to respond to Rose’s allegations, labelling them as ‘revisionist history’ and blaming her exit from the show on poor workplace behavior.

In a statement to DailyMail.com, WBTV said: ‘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 two of BATWOMAN based on multiple complaints about workplace behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned.’  

After railing against her former co-star and Batwoman colleagues, Rose shared several snaps of x-rays she said were related to a neck injury she sustained on set which required surgery in 2019.

She also alleged Peter Roth forced her to return to work just 10 days after the surgery and cited this as the reason for her ‘stiff’ performance.  

‘To everyone who said I was too stiff on Batwoman, imagine going back to work 10 days after this. 

’10 DAYS! (Or the whole crew and cast would be fired and I’d let everyone down because Peter Roth said he would recast and I just lost the studio millions (by getting injured on his set), instead of spending half a day to rewrite me out for a few weeks to heal.’

Rose shared several snaps of x-rays she said were related to a neck injury she sustained on set which required surgery in 2019 

Rose continued: ‘To my dear, dear fans still asking if I will return to that awful show, I wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head… NOR DID I QUIT. 

‘I DID NOT QUIT, they ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed Batwoman, not me. 

‘I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay I was going to have to sign my rights away. Any threats, any bullying tactics or blackmail would not make me stand down.’

On Wednesday, co-star Camrus Johnson took to Twitter to side with the show, hinting that Rose’s behavior was egregiously bad and led to her firing.

‘Batfam ya know I couldn’t go the whole day without saying something! I love y’all, don’t think I haven’t seen all the love today. But yea fam, she was fired,’ he penned. ‘And it is VERY hard to be fired when you’re the lead. Imagine what u have to do for that 2 happen’ 

‘To everyone who said I was too stiff on Batwoman, imagine going back to work 10 days after this,’ Rose wrote. ‘To my dear, dear fans still asking if I will return to that awful show, I wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head…’

A production assistant who worked on the show with Rose, Alexander J. Baxter, slammed the actress after she came forward with her allegations.

In a lengthy statement obtained by CBR.com, Baxter accused Rose of showing up late to the set ‘most days’, not having her lines memorized, and treating ‘anyone below the line, production assistant, LX crew, grips, it was as though we were beneath her boots.’

‘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 claimed.

Baxter called Rose a ‘dictator to work for’ who made him ‘consider quitting’ the industry.

Calling her out: Co-star Camrus Johnson took to Twitter to call out Rose and tell fans she was, indeed, fired from the series, hinting that her behavior was egregious 

However, he spoke glowingly of the people working behind the scenes.

‘The production company was professional, dialed in, and in every way fantastic. The crew was lovely, hard-working and dedicated to countless night shoots, it sounded to be an amazing experience in the making. Then came Ruby Rose.’

Ruby starred in the show as Kate Kane, who is the cousin of Batman’s alter ego Bruce Wayne and later becomes Batwoman. 

She was replaced in the second season by actress Javicia Leslie, whose character is named Ryan Wilder.  

When the news was announced in July 2020, Ruby congratulated Javicia, 34, on Instagram, writing: ‘OMG!! This is amazing!!

‘I am so glad Batwoman will be played by an amazing Black woman. I want to congratulate Javicia Leslie on taking over the bat cape.’

She added: ‘You are walking into an amazing cast and crew. I can’t wait to watch season 2 you are going to be amazing!!’

Javicia is the first black actress in TV history to play the iconic comic book role.

Ruby starred in the show as Kate Kane, who is the cousin of Batman’s alter ego Bruce Wayne and later becomes Batwoman. She was replaced in the second season by actress Javicia Leslie (pictured), whose character is named Ryan Wilder

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