Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Eliza Dushku supports Charisma Carpenter post her abuse claims against Joss Whedon

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Eliza Dushku supports Charisma Carpenter post her abuse claims against Joss Whedon
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After Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast members shared their horror stories with the creator Joss Whedon, shows former star Eliza Dushku is joining in. For the unversed, Charisma Carpenter was the first to come forward with allegations of on-set abuse and misconduct by Joss Whedon, who created the hit WB series along with the spinoff series Angel. Eliza, who played Faith on both shows, took to Instagram yesterday to praise Charisma for sharing her story. “CC, my heart aches for you and I’m so sorry you have held this for so long,” Eliza wrote. “Your post was powerful, painful, and painted a picture we’ll collectively never un-see or un-know.” 

 

“I frequently think of the saying, ‘We are as sick as our secrets.’ Our secrets indeed make and keep us sick,” Eliza continued. “What I’m learning more and more – and have personally found most valuable – is that profound healing can only from naming and disclosing what actually happened, the necessary first step (once someone’s ready) to freeing ourselves from our secrets, untold truths which have kept us isolated, ashamed, and held hostage.”

 

Eliza added, “Neglecting to ‘name’ the power/gender/sexual/racial abuse epidemic in the entertainment industry (and for that matter society in general), enables the abusers and only emboldens and ultimately fortifies abusive systems.” Eliza concluded her message with sending support to Charisma and other victims of abuse. “May you and countless others feel the solidarity and connection you have likely missed for too long,” Eliza wrote. “From courage, come change and hope. It starts and will end because of courageous truth-tellers like you. I admire, respect, and love you.”

 

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