This week, out of nowhere, Ruby Rose decided it was finally time to tell her side of the story of her strange departure from season 1 of Batwoman.On Instagram, she accused WB higher ups, the showrunner and her fellow castmates of various misdeeds, something WB called “revisionist history.” And now we’re hearing another side of the story, and can see what may have been revised, or left out.
This information comes from a Production Assistant on Batwoman who gave a lengthy statement to CBR about Ruby Rose’s on-set behavior.This is in the wake of Batwoman actor Camrus Johnson saying the following about Rose’s accusations:
“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.”
So, Rose didn’t leave, she was indeed fired, and the PA, who actually goes on record with her name, Alexander J.Baxter, explains why.
Among the claims against Rose, Baxter says that:
Rose treated anyone who wasn’t a major player on set (“below the line”) terribly, more or less ignoring their existence or yelling at them, treating them as if they were beneath her.Rose never thanked anyone, “only made demands that left us all exhausted emotionally and physically.She was a dictator to work for” and made the PA consider quitting the industry.
Contrary to Rose’s claims about her injuries preventing her from working, Baxter claims that Rose’s friends revealed to her that the days where she was eight hours late to set corresponded with times she had previously been out partying.She often didn’t have her lines memorized.One specific incident is mentioned where Baxter was holding a door open for Rose in the freezing cold, she bumped into it, spilled her food and just said “Well?” waiting for the PA to clean it up.
And as for why Baxter has come forward now?
“When I read her article claiming that the production was at fault, it infuriated me because having been there, I don’t wanna stand by and let her badmouth a company that she tried to screw over.No matter how bad your day, you have no right to be cruel.
And season 1 was her reign of cruelty.”
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While there have been hints about Rose’s poor behavior on set, this is by far the most detailed account we’ve heard about the specifics of why she was fired after one successful season of the show.
It may be a stark counter to her claims last week, and yet it’s possible multiple things are true.Rose did not invent the horrific stuntperson injuries that happened on set, for instance, even if she omitted her own part in alienating the cast and crew with her behavior.It just sounds like a messy, complicated situation with plenty of blame to go around.
Rose’s socials are closed and cannot be reached for comment.
This is likely not the last we’ll hear about this, as this remains one of the strangest sagas in TV over the past few years.
We’ll see who chimes in next.
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I’ve been writing about video games, television and movies for Forbes for over 10 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.I cover all manner of console and PC games, but if it’s about looting or shooting, I’m definitely there.If I’m watching something, it’s usually science fiction, horror or superheroic.I’m also a regular on IGN’s Fireteam Chat podcast and have published five sci-fi novels.