Architect and producer Kai Cole is trashing her 16-year marriage to Joss Whedon.
Cole addressed her relationship in a special guest blog for The Wrap. “The hypocrisy of being out in the world preaching feminist ideals,” she wrote. “While at the same time, taking away my right to make choices for my life and my body based on the truth.”
“He deceived me for 15 years,” Cole continued. “So he could have everything he wanted. I believed, everyone believed, that he was one of the good guys, committed to fighting for women’s rights, committed to our marriage, and to the women he worked with.”
And the problems continued for Cole even after their divorce: “But I now see how he used his relationship with me as a shield, both during and after our marriage, so no one would question his relationships with other women or scrutinize his writing as anything other than feminist.”
Cole accuses Whedon of first cheating on her on the set of “Buffy”, the first of allegedly many signs of infidelity.
In potentially related news, a fan site dedicated to the “Avengers” director shut down on Monday shortly after Cole’s blog post was published. Whedonesque announced it was “closing down” on Monday and shift to a read-only format after 15 years online.
Readers asked the website’s owners if the site was being shut down because of Cole’s comments and although they didn’t outright confirm, they didn’t deny it either. Owner Caroline van Oosten de Boer said, “I have been toying with closing down the site for various reasons for the last five years or so.”
Caroline also seemed to allude to the “Cole versus Whedon” drama in a separate tweet.