The partner of Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon has taken charge of his social media channels amid the allegations that have recently been made against the show’s creator Joss Whedon.
Earlier this week, Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia Chase in the supernatural series, released a statement online in which she accused Whedon of creating a ‘hostile and toxic work environment’ on set, stating that he ‘abused his power on numerous occasions while working together’ on Buffy and the spin-off Angel.
Several of Carpenter’s co-stars have since spoken out, including the show’s lead Sarah Michelle Gellar, who said: ‘While I am proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers, I don’t want to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon’, adding that she stands ‘with all survivors of abuse’. Whedon is yet to comment on the allegations.
Brendon, who portrayed Xander Harris on the programme from 1997 to 2003, has yet to share a post on social media regarding the claims made against Whedon.
In a recent post shared on Twitter and Instagram by his partner Sarah Allison, it stated that the actor has suffered an injury, but is still hoping to take part in Buffy-related events with fans this coming weekend.
The caption read: ‘Nicky slipped on ice a few days ago & hurt his back. He’s having a hard time sitting up or getting comfortable.’
Sarah wrote that they’re ‘trying to get him to the doctor ASAP’ to treat his injury.
‘In the meantime, Dr. Green (dog) & Nurse Jeff (cat) are trying to make him as comfortable as possible,’ she said.
‘He’s hoping to do the Buffy commentary & hangouts this weekend. Balance of @cameo orders, calls, videos, & autographs will be done as soon as possible.’
In the video, Brendon can be seen lying down on a bed as his dog and cat lie next to him.
During a recent appearance on This Morning, Anthony Head, who played Rupert Giles on Buffy, said that he had ‘no idea’ that anything was happening on set amid the allegations of abuse made against Whedon.
‘I have been up most of the night just running through my memories thinking “What did I miss?”,’ he said.
‘This is not a man saying “I didn’t see it so it didn’t happen”. I am gutted, I’m seriously gutted because one of my memories, my fondest memory was the fact that it was so empowering. Not just with the words in the script, but the family feel of the show.
‘I am really sad that if people went through these experiences.’
The claims about Whedon came after Ray Fisher made similar complaints about the film director on the set of superhero film Justice League.
Joss Whedon’s rep has been contacted by Metro.co.uk regarding the allegations.
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