This is bat shift crazy.
Ruby Rose is going to bat against the CW and Warner Bros. TV, claiming the executives virtually forced her “Batwoman” exit by requiring her to return to work just days after undergoing major surgery as well as allegedly refusing responsibility for several severe on-set injuries and creating a toxic work environment.
“Dear fans, stop asking if I will return to that awful show,” said Rose, 35, in her scathing Instagram Story rebuke of the network and its bigwigs Tuesday night. “I wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head.”
The Australian actress kicked off her cyber spanking with former CW president Peter Roth, accusing the 71-year-old of “making young women steam your pants around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants.”
Roth announced his departure from the network, after 22 years of service, in October 2020. No reason was given for his departure, but WarnerMedia noted he was “well respected by his colleagues and competitors, actors, writers, directors and producers.”
She also blasted Roth for allegedly insisting she resume filming the series just 10 days after surgery for an injury she suffered on his set.
“Imagine going back to work 10 days after this,” Rose lamented in the closed caption of footage from her operation.
“[If I didn’t] 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),” she claimed. “[And] that I’d be the one who cost so many people their jobs.”
Warner Bros. TV has responded to Roses’ rant with the following statement, which corroborates her claims of being fired, but disputes pretty much everything else:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Rose went on to scold Roth for allegedly hiring a private investigator to probe into her life after she abruptly stepped away from “Batwoman” in May 2020, shortly after the show had been renewed for a new season.
She then shared what she claims is footage of a doctor’s appointment, during which a medical professional appears to explain the “abnormal” damages done to her ribs as a result of an injury she reportedly sustained while filming the show.
“I have enough documentation to make a one-hour documentary,” Rose wrote in the video.
She noted that when the injury initially occurred, CW execs allegedly warned her that if she left the set to get an X-ray, she’d be disrupting the filming schedule.
“What else would you like me to share,” her in-post text continued. “The broken neck or the broken rib split in two and the tumor?”
Rose also claimed she suffered a “cut in the face so close to my eye in a stunt I could have been blind.”
She went on to bash producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for their lack of consideration for the many severe injuries crew members allegedly endured on the “Batwoman” soundstage, claiming a man suffered third-degree burns all over his body and a female production assistant was left a quadriplegic.
The Post has reached out to Berlanti Productions for comment.
Rose, who starred in “Orange Is the New Black,” then called out showrunner Caroline Dries for reportedly only visiting the set “4 to 5 times in a year,” and refusing to shut down production in the wake of the global health crisis.
“[Dries] has no heart and wanted us to finish the season throughout the pandemic and I told her it was a bad idea,” Rose claimed. “I told her everyone was too distracted, Matt constantly checking Covid updates checking on friends and seeing ‘Riverdale,’ ‘The Flash’ and ‘Super Girl’ shut down already.”
Rose also shamed Dries for allegedly denying that she’d sustained her injuries on set, claiming it “happened during yoga.”
“I don’t do yoga,” the actress barked, adding that the exec and her cohorts reportedly wouldn’t provide her with transportation to and from the studio after her surgery.
“[They] knew I couldn’t legally drive after surgery, so they said ‘get a taxi,’ ” Rose claimed.
But after blasting the CW and “Batwoman” higher-ups, she closed her social media scolding saying: “Aside from them I was loved and loved my crew.”
So far, the network has yet to openly comment on Rose’s accusations.
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