Everything Ruby Rose Said About Her 'Awful' Experience on 'Batwoman': Full Transcript

Ruby Rose took aim at several people involved in the production of Batwoman, revealing what they allege "really happened" on set.

Across over a dozen Instagram stories, Rose hit out at their former employers and some colleagues, including actor Dougray Scott whom they claim was unprofessional and "abused women."

In a series of unconfirmed reports, Rose described a hostile work environment, being forced to work despite their injuries and The CW's alleged mishandling of the COVID shutdown.

Rose name-checked and tagged showrunner Caroline Dries and producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter. Rose also accused former Warner Bros. Television chief Peter Roth of hiring a private investigator to follow them.

WBTV, who own The CW, have responded to Rose's words by calling them a "revisionist history". WBTV also confirmed they decided "not to engage Ruby for Season 2 based on multiple complaints about workplace behavior."

Here's the full transcript of everything Rose said about the set of Batwoman in their shocking Instagram Stories.

What Ruby Rose said on Instagram

Rose's first story on the subject set up their intentions for what was to come, even going as far as to tag the people they claimed were involved.

The actress said: "Dear CW @carolinedries @sarahsawitty @gberlanti et al. Enough is enough. I'm going to tell the whole world what really happened on that 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."

"Peter Roth, you are up first. You are chapter one, not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you just couldn't stop making young women steam your pants around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants or if you left after putting a private investigator on me who you fired as soon as the report didn't fit your narrative, either way.. when it comes to you, there's already an army waiting for u."

The next message written by Rose appears to be posted over a video during a medical consultation. The video displayed what seemed to be X-rays and ultrasounds of injuries Rose alleges they sustained on the set of Batwoman.

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Ruby Rose played Kate Kane, aka "Batwoman" for one season on The CW. The CW/Getty Images

"Cut to 3 weeks later after this video it's worse than abnormal.. this was diagnosed years ago on set but if I got an X-Ray "we wouldn't make our day" I have documented this for years. On top of that I have enough documentation to make a 1 hour documentary.. pray tell what else would you like me to share, the broken neck or the broken rib split in two and the tumor?"

The next Instagram Story featured a reposted video by Rose which showed the actress going for surgery for their injuries.

"To everyone who said I was too stiff on Batwoman.. imagine going back to work 10 days after this ... 10 DAYS!!!!!! (or the whole cast and crew would be fired and I'd let everyone down because Peter Roth said he would recast and i just lost the studio millions (by getting injured on his set) that is be the one who cost so many people their jobs. Instead of spending half a day to rewrite me out for a few weeks to heal)"

Following on from this, Rose addressed their absence from a Comic-Con event while playing Batwoman. The video alongside this message explained why they were going to be absent but the written words revealed the story behind the post.

"Imagine taking a huge pay cut to play a passion project and being so excited about Comic-Con and then being told they would not adjust the schedule so I could attend... But then saying "We won't announce it, you have to." And me putting my foot down and saying why must I be the face of this??? Only to be told if I didn't do this video they would be silent and people would turn up to find out on the day I wasn't there... I folded, I wanted to do what it took... But then being told "Cover your scar, we don't want to see that scar on the video" and you wonder why I posted my surgery video. Y"

From here, the rest of Rose's messages were written in the notes section of their phone and then posted onto Instagram Stories.

"So, in closing, please to my dear, dear fans stop asking if I will return to that awful show, I wouldn't return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head... NOR DID I QUIT. I DO NOT QUIT, They ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed batwoman, not me. I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay i was going to have to sign my rights away. any threats, any bullying tactics or blackmail will not make me stand down.. A crew member got 3rd degree burns over his whole body, and we were given no therapy after witnessing his skin fall off his face but I was the only one who sent him flowers and cards and then were told we had to a sex scene without a minute to process, we lost 2 stunt doubles, i got cut on my face so close to my eye in a stunt I could have been blind. a woman was left quadriplegic and they tried to blame it on her being on her phone, so much so CW didn't even help her to start with because they needed to "investigate" so she had to do a go fund me... she's a PA, they work via phones. Her accident occured because our show refused to shut down when everyone else did because of Covid."

"@carolinedries has no heart and wanted us to finish the season throughout the pandemic and I told her it was a bad idea... i told her everyone was too distracted, constantly checking Covid updates checking on friends and seeing riverdale, the flash, and super girl shut down already, i felt something bad would happen and @carolinedries maybe visited the set 4 times in a year... UNHEARD OF.. but in those 4-5 visits she decided she could tell me she knew my injury happened on set so I should comply with the PI, yet later denied it entirely and said it happened during yoga lol I don't do yoga. and now someone will never walk again. We shut down the next day.. not because she almost killed someone but the government pulled it. Also, i fought a few people on set, yes, not because i wanted to but because I wanted safety. Ask anyone in hair and make up what I did for them, after two were hospitalized, the only people who came out and spoke were Dougray who ... talk about unprofessional. Called my agent after my exit to find a way to leave to which she replied.. "break your neck i guess" yet slammed me in the press.."

"I never raised my voice on a set, never have.. Dougray hurt a female stung double he yelled like a little b**** at women and was a nightmare. 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 out asking for a no yelling policy, they declined.. I was late one time, because I was in hospital. Whoever does these stupid leaks I'm finding out who but it's Camrus, who after I left hospital said "yeah well maybe if people were not Late we would make our days.. a kid.. a egomaniac kid who worked one day a week had the audacity... or the stunt department who were furious Even though I never blamed them. But i went on fallen and spoke of my injury, and didn't play the game. Aside from them I was loved and loved my crew. Oh and they wouldn't drive me to work and knew I couldn't legally drive after surgery.. so they said "get a taxi""

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Ruby Rose as Batwoman during her time on the CW show "Batwoman." The CW

The next image was an X-ray of a spine. Rose wrote alongside it: "And those who thought I owe injuries."

Rose proceeded to wait eight hours before posting their next Instagram Story. The final four posts were once again all screenshots from the notes section of their phone.

"I just want to say one last thing, because no doubt I won't get another chance. Nor do I want to keep talking about it because it is so deeply hard to. it's time for me to take my life back and to finally breathe again after all these years.
Also this has gratefully been handed over to the appropriate people now.

I did not choose now to come out and speak because of any of the number of reasons people will and have wanted to guess.

It's much more complicated than that. Nor is it because "work has dried up" I have declined more films this year than in my whole career.

If you look just under the surface you will see every film I've done announced and unannounced are with the same small trusted group of people, because I have been too terrified to work with anyone else ever again after that experience.. lionsgate, Sony, buzzfeed, thank you. and the producers of the DOORMAN. THANK YOU"

"Which just briefly, why would I exclusively work with the same company of individuals, if as the stunt team of BW keep telling people, was where I secretly got injured and faked it later (the injury was recorded on the set of batwoman and filed as a work place injury the same day, months prior to the doorman).

And listen, maybe part of the timing was after being attached to WB's MEG the past 3 years, and having developed Jaxx from scratch with Jon, a character, an IP, and franchise I loved so much so much, having the fans constantly ask when we start shooting as they constantly posted pictures of JAXX, Only to be told I was cut, a month ago. (Hence why i was growing my hair out for Jaxx and then chopped it) with No explanation. People forget Meg was the number one film in the world when I joined batwoman. I was not in a career lull.

I speak now because I understand my privilege. BUT I am not Scar Jo, I do not have Scarlett type money, power or influence and sadly I also didn't have a team like her, who cared enough to not be afraid. I also guess I don't have the super power strength she must have had to do what she did.

But I am someone who has always tried to do the right thing and she inspired me, so did the cast of jagged little pill on Broadway who chose to live their truths. Then IATSE finally got its moment.

If I don't say something then what am I really saying. This isn't just for me, this could possibly end my acting career, but it was already ended when I could no longer open a script up without a panic attack.

I also had to look at all the people responsible and who contributed to this, my self included, why didn't I stand up for myself, why didn't I sue, why didn't I get a lawyer, why didn't I fight. I was tired. I might look tough, play tough characters but I am very human and very sensitive and do not like conflict. I was also afraid, deeply afraid."

"I do and say this now because this isn't a crazy, out of this world freak incident nor is it even half of it. I'm speaking up because IATSE and the previously mentioned people reminded me that nothing will change if nothing changes and people out there are even more scared than I, have less resources than i and need to know they are not alone, our industry needs a lot of work, it needs to change dramatically and people deserve to be less afraid. And maybe just maybe, aside from healing me, it might make a small change for someone else.

Thank you for the support but I'm in the woods right now (literally not figuratively) and I will not be on my phone. Please also do try, try, try, to leave Javicia and other people I didn't name out of this. She deserves better, and some of the people I have been told are getting attacked, are my allies not not my enemies. Just because some people can't be public about their support doesn't mean it's not there."

Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) responded to Ruby Rose's accusations and published the following statement: "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."

Newsweek has contacted representatives of Scott for a response to Rose's claims.