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Batwoman star Camrus Johnson fires back at Ruby Rose allegations: 'A lot of lies were spread'

The Batwing star was one of several individuals named by Ruby Rose, who alleged a toxic work environment on Batwoman.

By Josh Weiss
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Batwoman star Camrus Johnson has fired back at allegations made by the show's former lead, Ruby Rose. Johnson, who portrays Luke Fox/Batwing on The CW series, was one of several individuals specifically named in a multi-part Instagram story alleging a toxic work environment. Rose claimed Johnson once shamed her for showing up late to set due to medical reasons.

"I was late one time because I was in hospital," alleged Rose. "Whoever does these stupid leaks, I'm finding out who, but it's Camrus [Johnson], who, after I left the hospital, said, 'Yeah, well maybe if people were not late, we would make our days.' A kid. An egomaniac kid who worked one day a week had the audacity."

Johnson clapped back via his Twitter account, writing: "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. And it is VERY hard to be fired when you’re the lead. Imagine what you have to do for that to happen."

He continued in a follow-up tweet: "Since it was claimed she 'walked away' last year, I’m sure some of you may be pretty confused or upset, and even more so that a lot of lies were spread today. Just know we have a lot of great souls working on this show and none of this changes that. From the top to the bottom."

Warner Bros. Television Group also refuted Rose's side of the story with the following statement:

“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.”

Season 3 of Batwoman is currently airing on The CW. The next episode (titled "Freeze") premieres next Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m. EST. Following Rose's departure, Javicia Leslie was cast in the titular role as a new character taking up Batwoman's mantle.

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