Fans were excited to hear that the CW was developing a show centered on the underrated superhero Batwoman. It looked like a TV success when the cast was announced. Fans learned that Ruby Rose would star as the lead and that several other actors would join. It premiered on October 6, 2019.
However, Ruby was not the only character to leave the series after the first season. Why did their father, Dougray Scott, leave the series? Ruby alleges why they left, and then Dougray left because he was a “nightmare.”
Why did Dougray Scott leave ‘Batwoman’?
Ruby Rose, the actor for CW, took to Instagram to share why they quit the series. She also gave clues as to why Dougray Scott had left.
Ruby was supposed to play the role of the lead character in the series. However, it was announced that they would no longer appear on the show after only one season.
Ruby stated that the decision was made after being injured in a stunt. Ruby also stated that they believed the COVID-19 pandemic was a factor in their decision to quit. Ruby said she was allergic to the latex costume.
Javicia Leslie took the lead role. However, Dougray Scott, who played Jacob Kane, left soon after that. There was always speculation about the reason behind so many casting changes.
However, Ruby gives more context to that story, alleging threatening behavior by several people while on set. “Dear CW, enough is enough. I’m going to tell the whole world what happened on that set,” Ruby wrote on Instagram on October 19, 2021. “I will come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again — and so I can finally take back my life and the truth—shame on YOU.
In the Instagram Stories notes, Ruby alleges that Dougray Scott was “unprofessional” and said he called Ruby’s agent following their departure from the series to find a way to leave. Ruby also said that Dougray caused an injury to a female stunt double and that he didn’t seem to have any regard for anyone. They then alleged he “left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted.”
Ruby continued saying Dougray also “abused women,” though they didn’t go into any further details. Ruby shared that they sent an email asking to have a “no yelling” policy on set. However, they said that the ask went unheard and was ignored.
Rose also aimed at Warner Bros. TV Chairman Peter Roth, accusing him of inappropriate behavior. Ruby’s accusations included making women steam his pants while he was wearing them and that he had hired a private investigator to follow them around.
According to TVLine, Dougray Scott stated in response to Rose’s claims saying they’re untrue. “I absolutely and completely refute the defamatory and damaging claims made against me by [Ruby Rose]; they are entirely made up and never happened.”
Dougray continued, “As Warner Bros. Television has stated, they decided not to exercise the option to engage Ruby for Season 2 … based on multiple complaints about her workplace behavior.”
Season 3 of Batwoman airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST.