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The Batwoman beef between Warner Bros. Television and Ruby Rose continued Monday with the former refuting the claim that Dougray Scott (who played Jacob Kane) was abusive on the set of the show's first season.
"Dougray hurt a female stunt double," Rose alleged in a multi-part Instagram story temporarily posted to their account last week. "He yelled like a little b**** at women and was a nightmare. He left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted. He abused women and in turn, as a lead of the show, I sent an email out asking for a no yelling policy. They declined."
Rose apparently called Scott out a second time over the weekend (via Deadline), claiming: "I have too many witnesses coming forward with worse than just your anger issues.” In addition, Rose alleged that Scott is suing them for $10 million with the help of a lawyer used by Arrowverse executive producer, Greg Berlanti.
Warner Bros. Television fired back in the following statement obtained by SYFY WIRE:
“We condemn the comments made by Ruby Rose about Dougray Scott. Warner Bros. has found Mr. Scott to be a consummate professional, and never received any allegation against him of bullying, or of abusive behavior on his part. Mr. Scott was greatly respected and admired by his colleagues, and was a leader on the set. Warner Bros. Television did not pick up Ruby Rose’s option for an additional season because of multiple complaints about workplace behavior that were extensively reviewed by the studio.”
Scott also refuted the allegations in a statement provided to Deadline:
“As Warner Bros. Television has stated, they decided not to exercise the option to engage Ruby for Season 2 of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about her workplace behavior. I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by her; they are entirely made up and never happened."
He was not the only cast member to speak out against Rose. Camrus Johnson (Luke Fox/Batwing), who was also accused of unprofessional behavior, took to Twitter to deny the assertion that he once publicly shamed Rose for showing up late to set one day.
"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," Johnson tweeted. "And it is VERY hard to be fired when you’re the lead. Imagine what you have to do for that to happen."
Season 3 of Batwoman is currently airing on The CW. The next episode (titled "Freeze") premieres this 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.