The CW Arrowverse is just as great as it ever was. Ever since Oliver Queen came to the scene, we have seen things go from good to great and then to epic. Especially because of the introduction of The Flash and Supergirl. Fans were also very excited for the debut of Batwoman, but things went sour for Ruby Rose and Kate Kane after the first season when the actress decided not to continue. The truth of the controversy has been hidden behind a fog wall but now we finally know why Ruby Rose left Batwoman after season 1.
The actress took to Instagram recently to explain the dire working conditions on the set of Batwoman and what she revealed was truly harrowing. She aimed her comments directly at the production team and the crew of the show, starting off by saying:
“Dear CW, [Caroline Dries, Sarah Schechter, and Greg Berlanti] et al. Enough is enough. I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened on set. I will come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again. And so I can finally take back my life and the truth. Shame on you.”
After Ray Fisher opened up about the harassment and misconduct he faced on the set of Justice League, Ruby Rose is relentless about what really happened with her during Batwoman Season 1. We all wanted to know the real reason behind her exit, and now we do. Her first target was Peter Roth, the television president. He was accused of sexual harassment by the actress and of several other things.
We have placed the entire quote in the image above but the accusations see no end in Instagram stories of Ruby Rose. The actress called the television head out and accused him of making the work environment unsustainable and also accused him of harassing the main actor. She even shared a video of her surgery from which she was asked to return in 10 days.
Why Ruby Rose Left Batwoman After Season 1
The surgery was for a neck injury she sustained during the shoot which could have permanently paralyzed her but she made it clear that no sympathy was offered by the television head. The actress also revealed that she took a while pay cut to be able to participate in the show and even then she was harassed by the president to disregard her health. The entire incident was harrowing for the actress who thought it best to vent in her Instagram story so that she may inform others of the modus operandi of the studio.
The actress wrote the following about the reception to her injury and her subsequent treatment:
But the studio was not about to let the slander stand. They quickly got their team together and Warner Bros. released this statement in reply to Ruby Rose’s comments on Instagram.
“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 two of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about workplace behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned.”
This clearly shows Why Ruby Rose Left Batwoman After Season 1. It was a mix of tensions and failure of expectations from with ends. The actress was not happy with the studio and neither was the studio happy with the actress. Only major problem was that the tensions increased to a degree where they could not be reconciled anymore. This created a toxic environment for both the actor and the studio which they decided to dissolve at the first opportune moment.
Fans would have loved to see the Orange Is The New Black actress continue her role as Batwoman in the titular series. But it seems that fate had other plans for the actress. We sympathize with her injury and her perceived harassment. But we believe there is more to this story than meets the eye. Both parts can continue to blame each other until they are blu in the face but we don’t see the merit in continuing this discussion.
Ruby Rose is no longer Batwoman and now she won’t be ever again. Fans can hang on to her statement – “ I will never go back to that role, not for any amount of money, not for a gun to my head…” and hence they should accept the current state of the show. We are as sad as the next person in the room, but we cannot battle fate. Let us know what you think of this in the comments below.