The allegations against Buffy the Vampire Slayer showrunner Joss Whedon are predicted to cause ‘catastrophic damage to his career’.
Stars of the classic TV show, including Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Amber Benson (Tara Maclay) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers) have spoken out, and supported Justice League star Ray Fisher’s campaign against him.
The filmmaker has been accused of abusing his power and cultivating a ‘toxic’ workplace, and has yet to publicly comment on the allegations.
Eric Schiffer, CEO of Reputation Management Consultants, told Metro.co.uk: ‘The allegations are likely to cause catastrophic damage to Whedon’s career. His brand has become an egomaniacal dumpster fire of toxicity fueled by more investigations to come.’
He added of the director’s future career: ‘I expect to see projects he has slated all blow up into bits.
‘If he was my client, I would recommend he get his ego and empathy for others in check. I’d also have him own his behaviour and apologise and clarify his intentions to work on himself to become a better man.
‘If people see a raw, authentic choice to own his past and a desire to grow and work toward being a more empathetic and mature higher version of himself, he will increase the probability streams of his brand recovery based in part on that the ongoing investigations don’t reveal something even more nuclear.’
Whedon has so far chosen to stay silent on the allegations, but not everyone has seen that as a wise choice.
Schiffer continued: ‘Staying silent in this situation is like acting as a pilot on the Hindenburg, it’s lethally stupid. He might as well write “guilty” in lipstick across his forehead.
‘If people see a raw, authentic choice to own his past and a desire to grow and work toward being a more empathetic and mature higher version of himself, he will increase the probability streams of his brand recovery based assuming the ongoing investigations don’t reveal something even more nuclear.’
Fisher, who played Cyborg in Justice League, first spoke out against Whedon last June, accusing his treatment of cast and crew on the set of the film as ‘gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable.’
Since, Buffy stars have spoken out against the filmmaker, including Gellar, who said she does not want to ‘be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon’.
Whedon is best known for his work on Buffy and the series Firefly, as well as creating Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and directing the first two Avengers movies.
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