Joss Whedon addresses allegations made by Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast

In February 2021, actress Charisma Carpenter alleged the director "abused his power on numerous occasions" called her "fat", and asked "if she was going to keep it" upon learning of her pregnancy. Co-stars Amber Benson and Michelle Trachtenberg supported Carpenter's claims with Trachtenberg also alleging there was a rule on set preventing Whedon from being in a room alone with her.