The Justice League controversy surrounding Joss Whedon extended its borders to other franchises recently when Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress Charisma Carpenter shared her accusations regarding her time working with the writer-director. The actress has received support from former co-stars like David Boreanaz and Sarah Michelle Gellar, but one actor flat-out said he wouldn't be commenting. Well, not at the moment anyway, as actor Nicholas Brendon first needs surgery for an injury that's paralyzed his penis.
Brendon detailed his current situation in a 25-minute long video on his personal Facebook page and explained to fans that he didn't want to comment on what's happening with Joss Whedon just yet. The actor, who played Xander on the series and has struggled in the spotlight with several controversies, discussed the subject briefly but explained how he's not in a good place to talk about it at the moment:
I’m not speaking on Joss yet. It’s very personal for me so I’ll speak on that when I’m ready to speak on that because he and I had a relationship... It’s a big part of my life, a very emotional part of my life and I want to give it the proper respect and time that it deserves... It's just tough. I support CC 100%. I love CC very much. We all had different relationships with Joss. I love CC, and I want her to know that. That's all I'm going to speak on it right now.
Nicholas Brendon was co-stars with Charisma Carpenter throughout her entire tenure on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and the two later did a television movie called Relative Chaos that aired on ABC Family. With that being said, Brendon's statement, which isn't really a statement in fairness, only directly references Joss Whedon.
As it's not a statement and Nicholas Brendon has said he's not ready to make a statement, it's best perhaps to wait until he's ready to speak his piece on the matter, should he choose to do so. So far, he's dealing with some pretty nasty side effects to a slip and fall on the ice, which will hopefully be resolved with surgery:
My anus is kinda paralysed and so is my penis, which is weird. I gotta sit down to piss because I don’t know if I’m shitting or pissing. It’s crazy. Good times is what I say.
According to an update on his social media, Nicholas Brendon just got out of surgery on Monday evening. The statement warned that he will be needing plenty of rest after surgery but will reach out to fans once he is feeling up to it. Safe to say he definitely has other things on his mind at the moment, and it may be best if he does not comment now with other things going on.
CinemaBlend will continue to update the situation on Joss Whedon as it unfolds. For more on what's been happening as of late, read up on what former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Eliza Dushku had to say to Charisma Carpenter following her statement.