Sarah Michelle Gellar promises to ‘fight for the future’ following Joss Whedon comments

‘I can’t take back the past, but I can fight for the future,’ actor wrote

Gal Gadot says Joss Whedon ‘threatened’ to make her career ‘miserable’ over Wonder Woman concerns

Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar has shared a message following Joss Whedon’s response to past misconduct allegations made against him.

In February 2021, the 44-year-old actor came out in support of co-star Charisma Carpenter after she issued a statement against Whedon.

Carpenter, who played Cordelia in Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, alleged that the creator “abused his power on numerous occasions” on the sets of Buffy and Angel.

After learning Carpenter was pregnant, Whedon allegedly asked the actor if she was “going to keep it”. Though her pregnancy was written into the show, she was later fired after giving birth.

In a recent interview with Vulture, Whedon addressed the allegations made against him, where he denied all claims.

On Wednesday (19 January), Gellar posted a selfie on Instagram with the caption: “I can’t take back the past, but I can fight for the future.”

The actor’s post falls on the same day as her character Buffy Summers’ birthday.

Right after Carpenter accused Whedon of misconduct last year, Gellar issued a supportive statement saying she is “proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers” but “I don’t want to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon.”

“I stand with all survivors of abuse and am proud of them for speaking out,” she added.

Carpenter isn’t the only actor to accuse Whedon of misconduct. Justice League actors like Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher have also issued statements against the filmmaker in the past.

You can find the details of all allegations and claims made against Whedon here.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in