David Boreanaz, who played Angel in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has expressed support for former co-star Charisma Carpenter.
Charisma Carpenter has alleged on social media that Joss Whedon created a "toxic and hostile" work environment throughout the series, reports Screenrant.
"Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions while working together on the sets of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel,'" wrote Carpenter last Wednesday in a Twitter thread.
"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," the actor added.
"I am here for you to listen and support you," Boreanaz tweeted on Sunday.
"Proud of your strength."
Carpenter replied: "I know you're there for me, David. I appreciate all you've done to demonstrate that support privately as well. Especially since Wednesday … thank you so much."
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the lead role in "Buffy," responded to the allegations on her Instagram page, writing: "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."
Michelle Trachtenberg, who played Dawn Summers in the series, followed with her own statement against Whedon: "There was a rule. Saying. He's not allowed in a room alone with Michelle again," she wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. Former costar Amber Benson chimed in, stating, "Buffy was a toxic environment and it starts at the top."
Boreanaz's fellow "Angel" co-star Amy Acker also weighed in Monday on Twitter: "I will always be proud of the work we all did on Angel. While I personally had a good and professional experience, it is heartbreaking to hear that not everyone did."
"I do not condone any actions that made anyone feel hurt or uncomfortable, and I offer love and support to everyone who is speaking out to tell their truths," she wrote.
Amber Benson, who played Tara on Buffy, confirmed Carpenter's claims on her personal Twitter account, saying that "Buffy was a toxic environment and it starts at the top."
Adam Busch, Tom Lenk and Danny Strong, who all played villains in season six of "Buffy," joined the ranks of supporters on Twitter.
"I support Charisma, Sarah, Amber & Michelle," wrote Busch. "I admire their courage and leadership. The truth is powerful and it prevails."
Carpenter also said she participated in WarnerMedia's internal investigation of Whedon, as well as "Justice League" producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, which has since concluded.