More accusations are being hurled at Joss Whedon regarding his time working on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” including Michelle Trachtenberg, who claimed he engaged in “not appropriate behavior” when she was just a teen.
Trachtenberg, now 35, responded to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s comment about Whedon, 56.
“Thank you @sarahmgellar for saying this,” Trachtenberg wrote in a post. “I am brave enough now as a 35 year old woman … To repost this. Because. This must. Be known. As a teenager. With his not appropriate behavior … very. Not. Appropriate.”
Trachtenberg played Gellar’s sister Dawn Summers on the show from 2000 to 2003, when she was 15 to 18 years old.
Trachtenberg’s allegations come after Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia Chase, alleged Whedon’s alleged “toxic” and “hostile” behavior onset.
Charisma Carpenter played Cordelia Chase in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off series “Angel.”Getty Images
“Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions while working on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel,” Carpenter claimed. “While he found his misconduct amusing, it only served to intensify my performance anxiety, disempower me, and alienate me from my peers. The disturbing incidents triggered a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer. It is with a beating, heavy heart that I say I coped in isolation and, at times, destructively.”
Gellar, 43, posted a statement on Instagram siding with “survivors of abuse.”
“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 … I stand with all survivors of abuse and am proud of them for speaking out.”
The cast of “Buffy” (back row): Anthony Head, David Boreanaz and Seth Green. Front row: Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan.©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett
Amber Benson, who played Tara on “Buffy,” also added her own experience on the set of the show. “Buffy was a toxic environment and it starts at the top,” the 44-year-old tweeted. “There was a lot of damage done during that time and many of us are still processing it twenty plus years later.”
Whedon, whose rep did not return The Post’s requests for comment, has also been accused by Ray Fisher, who worked with Whedon on 2017’s “Justice League” film. The 33-year-old actor alleged on Twitter that Whedon’s behavior on set was “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable.”