Ray Fisher Denies Warner Bros. Claim That He Is Not Cooperating With Investigation Into Joss Whedon’s Alleged Abusive Behavior
The ongoing case of Joss Whedon possibly being a flaming dick wart (there’s seems to be a lot of ammo from various people) continues after Justice League actor Ray Fisher, who played the role of Cyborg, complained about the abusive atmosphere on the set of the Warner Bros. production, calling it “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.” Well, not only has Warner Bros. responded to Ray’s original claims, Ray is now hitting back at THEIR claim that he is not cooperating with the investigation and added that some shady shit is going down. A billion-dollar company possibly pulling some shady shit?! Urgent cares are going to fill up with people complaining of suffering from first-degree shock over this news.
Justice League’s original director, Zack Snyder, left the production during filming after his 20-year-old daughter Autumn tragically died by suicide. Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the movie and apparently working with him was as uncomfortable as Ben Affleck feels squeezing into those Batman costumes. Ray didn’t get into specifics when he tweeted this in July, also calling out producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg:
Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.
He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) July 1, 2020
Warner Bros. reportedly opened up a third-party investigation into Ray’s claims, and on Friday, Ray tweeted that DC Films President Walter Hamada tried to get him to go easier on Geoff Johns:
So you can better understand how deep this goes:
After speaking out about Justice League, I received a phone call from the President of DC Films wherein he attempted to throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I would relent on Geoff Johns.
I will not.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) September 4, 2020
According to Deadline, THIS is the tweet that led Warner Bros. to release a statement of their own, claiming that Ray was not only NOT cooperating with the independent, third-party investigator, but that he has completely declined to speak period. The studio released a lengthy memo that you can read at the source link, but basically it calls Cyborg a LIEborg. Some of the highlights are below:
“In July, Ray Fisher’s representatives asked DC Films President Walter Hamada to talk to Mr. Fisher about his concerns during the production of Justice League. The two had previously spoken when Mr. Hamada asked him to reprise his role as Cyborg in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Flash movie, together with other members of the Justice League.In their July conversation, Mr. Fisher recounted disagreements he’d had with the film’s creative team regarding his portrayal of Cyborg, and complained that his suggested script revisions were not adopted. Mr. Hamada explained that creative differences are a normal part of the production process, and that a film’s writer/director ultimately has to be in charge of these matters.
Notably, Mr. Hamada also told Mr. Fisher that he would elevate his concerns to WarnerMedia so they could conduct an investigation. At no time did Mr. Hamada ever “throw anyone under the bus,” as Mr. Fisher has falsely claimed…”
This investigator has attempted multiple times to meet with Mr. Fisher to discuss his concerns but, to date, Mr. Fisher has declined to speak to the investigator. Warner Bros. remains committed to accountability and to the well-being of every cast and crew member on each of its productions. It also remains committed to investigating any specific and credible allegation of misconduct, which thus far Mr. Fisher has failed to provide.”
As you can imagine, Ray was not having any of it and claimed he did meet with an investigator via Zoom, but ended the call, because he believes it’s not an independent investigation. Basically, Ray thinks that WB stands for WACK BULLSHIT.
It’s also worth noting that I made it clear to the world on Aug 21st that I would be vetting the investigator to ensure a fair and protected process for all witnesses. @wbpictures has escalated this to an entirely different level, but I’m ready to meet the challenge.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) September 5, 2020
So the studio heads backing these billion dollar-making superhero movie franchises are claiming that they take allegations seriously and advocate for the safety and well-being of all players involved on the set of their films, etc. etc…but they are also claiming that an alleged victim is being uncooperative, despite said victim saying that he is not. Hmmm…
Speaking out against the powers-that-be could get Ray Fisher blacklisted from future DC movies, and that would be a shitty thing, but well, at least he wouldn’t have to worry about catching COVID-19 when they force him back to work.