Normally this part of the website is reserved for the latest news on Amber's projects and appearances. However, on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 serious allegations were made against Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s creator Joss Whedon by former cast member Charisma Carpenter. These have been supported by Amber Benson along with statements from Sarah Michelle Geller and Michelle Trachtenberg to name just a few.
The reason I'm using the word allegations in this post is to guard against anyone acting on behalf of Mr Whedon requesting this post be taken down or take action against AmberBenson.TV I want to be able to continue to bring you news about Amber in the future. We are not a website that's solely focuses on Buffy The Vampire Slayer of course but it has played a big part in Amber's career and there is other Buffy related content on the website.
In the years since Buffy and Angel went off the air, I’ve seen a couple of articles highlighting some disturbing allegations about Joss’ conduct. Looking back as a fan I should have viewed these articles in greater depth, and I regret not doing so. Until Charisma, Amber and other cast members released their statements I did not realise how serious or how widespread the alleged behaviour was.
These allegations sadden me and have tainted my view of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a show that still means a lot to me. Buffy played a big part in me becoming a fan of Amber and creating this website. I’ve met a number of wonderful people including Amber and have made lasting friendships with fellow fans because of Buffy too.
As other people have said though there are writers, cast and crew all of whom who have done no wrong and worked incredibly hard to shape the characters and make Buffy & Angel what it is. The Buffyverse is bigger than one man.
I think Buffy The Vampire Slayer did have a lot of positive messages and there is a community of fans around the world who care about one and other. We should not lose sight of the good Buffy did. Allegations of this nature should always be taken seriously and any form of bullying, abuse or misogyny should not be condoned or excused.
I don't want to paraphrase or try and summarise the words of Amber or Charisma so I have put their respective statements here so fans can read them. Charisma Carpenter's statement from her Instagram and Amber Benson's tweet in support of Charisma’s statement. (Please click the hyperlinks in the text)
Finally, I just want to make clear that I do not support or condone any form of abuse or bullying. I will always stand with anyone who has experienced abuse. Amber and the projects she’s involved in will always have my full support both now and the future.
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