Joss Whedon Fan Site Shuts Down Following Ex-Wife's Serial Cheater Accusation


Joss Whedon Fan Site Shuts Down Following Ex-Wife's Serial Cheater Accusation


The website dedicated to the work of 'The Avengers' director is shutting down after his ex-wife Kai Cole wrote a column in which she dubbed him a 'hypocrite preaching feminist ideals.'
Joss Whedon website is shutting down its operation after his ex-wife accused him of multiple affairs during their marriage. Whedonesque.com, which has operated for 15 years, is a discussion board hub for all things related to the work of "The Avengers" director.

"15 years is a long time and a lot of water has flowed under the bridge," reads the final post on the site. "But now it's time to say goodbye. No more threads after this one, we're closing down." The site will become a read-only site "at some stage" in the future and will still operate its Twitter account, though.

The website shutdown comes on the heels of criticism by Whedon's ex-wife Kai Cole. She wrote a column on TheWrap in which she revealed his multiple affairs during their fifteen-year marriage. Cole claimed her ex-husband had his first affair on the set of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

"I want to let women know that he is not who he pretends to be," she wrote of Whedon, who is known as one of the industry's most outspoken feminists. "I want the people who worship him to know he is human, and the organizations giving him awards for his feminist work to think twice in the future about honoring a man who does not practice what he preaches."

Cole shared, "There were times in our relationship that I was uncomfortable with the attention Joss paid other women. He always had a lot of female friends, but he told me it was because his mother raised him as a feminist, so he just liked women better. He said he admired and respected females, he didn't lust after them. I believed him and trusted him. On the set of 'Buffy', Joss decided to have his first secret affair."

Cole said Whedon told her while he was running "Buffy", "I was surrounded by beautiful, needy, aggressive young women. It felt like I had a disease, like something from a Greek myth. Suddenly I am a powerful producer and the world is laid out at my feet and I can't touch it."

"But he did touch it," she continued. "He said he understood, 'I would have to lie - or conceal some part of the truth - for the rest of my life,' but he did it anyway, hoping that first affair, 'would be ENOUGH, that THEN we could move on and outlast it.' "

Cole said Whedon admitted to her he hid "multiple" affairs and "inappropriate emotional ones" he had with his actresses, co-workers, fans and friends while they were married. She went on alleging that "he never conceded the hypocrisy of being out in the world preaching feminist ideals, while at the same time, taking away my right to make choices for my life and my body based on the truth."

Responding to his ex-wife allegation, Whedon issued a statement saying that the column "includes inaccuracies and misrepresentations," but added that he wouldn't comment "out of concern for his children and out of respect for his ex-wife."

Whedon and Cole were married in 1995. They split in 2012 and their divorce was finalized in 2016. They share a son, Arden, 14, and a daughter, Squire, 12.

Whedon is hired to supervise re-shoots on "Justice League", after Zack Snyder departed the project to properly deal with the death of his daughter.


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