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Since the allegations surfaced, many of Carpenter’s fellow stars, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anthony Head and James Marsters have voiced their support for her.
On Monday (15 February), Acker – who appeared in Angel as Winnifred “Fred” Birkle – posted a statement on her Twitter account, writing: “I will always be proud of the work we all did on Angel.”
She continued: “While I personally had a good and professional experience, it is heartbreaking to hear not everyone did. … I offer love and support to everyone who is speaking out to tell their truths.”
After Angel ended in 2004, Acker went on to star in Whedon’s low-budget version of Much Ado About Nothing (2012), which was filmed in the director’s home. She also appeared in the Whedon-produced 2011 film The Cabin in the Woods.
Earlier this week, Carpenter thanked David Boreanaz, who played the role of Angel, for supporting her “privately” over the years.
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Her response to his public statement, which he shared on Twitter, seemingly alluded to the Buffy fan community’s calls for him to respond.
“I know you’re there for me, David,” she wrote.
The Independent has contacted Whedon for comment.