Former batwoman star ruby rose revealed the horrific working conditions at the set of Arrowverse series which she decided to leave just after one season.
And she decided to share her plight on social media. Enough is enough,” Rose wrote on Instagram, calling out showrunner Caroline Dries and Berlanti Productions’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. “I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened on that set. [Former Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman] Peter Roth, you are first up. You are chapter one. not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you 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. either way, when it comes to you, there’s already an army waiting for u.”
She also spoke about the reason why she couldn’t make her appearance in the San-Diego comic con. Imagine having to take a pay cut to play a passion project and being so excited about Comic-Con and then being told they would not adjust the schedule so I could attend… but then saying ‘we won’t announce it, you have to,'” she wrote.
Rose’s departure from Batwoman was announced in May 2020. It was described as a form of a breakup and furthermore, it was said that it was in the best interests of everyone.
Rose went on to share videos from a doctor’s office pertaining to the neck injury she suffered while filming Batwoman, which was previously documented to some degree. She also pointed out a major rib injury and a tumor, and shared a video from her neck surgery, writing, “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 wouldn’t recast and I just lost the studio millions (by getting injured on his set) that is the one who cost so many people their jobs.”
Next up, Rose shared a video of a message she delivered to announce she wouldn’t be at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2019. “Imagine having to take a pay cut to play a passion project and being so excited about Comic-Con and then being told they would not adjust the schedule so I could attend… but then saying ‘we won’t announce it, you have to,'” she wrote.
Days later, Rose made her first public statement regarding her Batwoman exit, writing, “Thank you to the cast, crew, producers, and studio. It wasn’t an easy decision but those who know, know… I didn’t want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for our community. I have stayed silent because that’s my choice for now but know I adore you all. I’m sure next season will be amazing also. Xxx *hang up the cowl and cape.”
Several months later, Rose opened up and explained that a serious back injury, along with the COVID-19 shutdown, weighed heavily on her decision to leave. “Being the lead of a superhero show is tough. [Laughs] Being the lead in anything is tough,” she said. “But I think, in that particular instance, it was a lot more difficult because I was still recovering from my surgery. I had my surgery and then 10 days later I went to work, which maybe wasn’t the best idea. Most people take about a month or three off before they return to work, so it was definitely made more difficult by that. But as far as being a leader of a show or a film — regardless if it’s the action or if it’s emotional — in whichever ways it’s taxing.”