“Batwoman” alum Dougray Scott is defending himself after his former on-screen daughter Ruby Rose leveled allegations against him that he abused women on the set of The CW series. According to the actor, Rose’s claims “are entirely made up.”
“As Warner Bros. Television has stated, they decided not to exercise the option to engage Ruby for season two of ‘Batwoman’ based on multiple complaints about her workplace behaviour,” Scott said in a statement to TheWrap. “I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by her; they are entirely made up and never happened.”
In an extensive Instagram Story posted late Tuesday night, Rose leveled several accusations at some of her former co-stars, including Scott, as well as former WB TV president Peter Roth.
“Dougray hurt a female stunt double, he yelled like a little bitch at women and was a nightmare,” Rose wrote. “He left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted. He abused women and in turn as a lead of a show I sent an email asking for a no-yelling policy. They declined.”
In the hours following, Warner Brothers Television also fired back at the actress, saying that the actress was fired after “multiple complaints” about her behavior.
“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,” the studio said.
An individual with knowledge of Rose’s exit says that investigations into these complaints about Rose went on for months before Warner Bros. TV chose not to pick up her option for Season 2.
Scott exited the series as Jacob Kane at the end of Season 2, with the story taking his character to prison in Metropolis. After disbanding the Crows for their brutality and deeply ingrained corruption, Jacob Kane found himself at the mercy of Roman Sionis, also known as Black Mask (Peter Outerbridge).
Having taken control of the GCPD, Sionis had Kane arrested for aiding and abetting his daughter, Alice (Rachel Skarsten). Since Blackgate prison was full of criminals Kane himself had locked up, he was transferred to Metropolis for safety as he awaited trial (which could have played a part in the planned “Batwoman”/”Superman & Lois” crossover that was canceled).