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Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of misconduct and abuse of power

Charisma Carpenter, who starred as Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, has accused Joss Whedon of misconduct and abuse of power on set in a statement published on Twitter.

"Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions while working on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. While he found his misconduct amusing, it only served to intensify my performance anxiety, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers. The disturbing incidents triggered a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer. It is with a beating, heavy heart that I say I coped in isolation and, at times, destructively," so Carpenter.

Actress Amber Benson replied shortly after, writing that "Buffy was a toxic environment and it starts at the top" and that "there was a lot of damage done during that time and many of us are still processing it twenty plus years later."

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