Last week Warner Bros. released a statement firing back at Justice League actor Ray Fisher for accusations that he made against director Joss Whedon and producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg of abusive and unprofessional behavior on the set of the reshoots for the Justice League.
The statement was not pretty. They flat out deny his claims and said that Fisher wouldn’t even participate in the investigation that was launched. It also said that Fisher has failed to provide them with any credible proof of his allegations. This statement certainly did not make the actor look good.
Well, Fisher is not caving into the pressure of the giant studio and bowing out. He’s firmly made it clear that he’s standing his ground and he is ready to take on WB and whatever they throw at him.
In a video that you can watch below, Fisher explained that the studio is unaware of “how many receipts I have for interactions that I’ve had. They do not know the people that I’ve been talking to.” There are apparently more people willing to take part in the investigation. My question is, why doesn’t the studio know about all the people that Fisher has been talking to? Why hasn’t Fisher given them a list of names of people for the investigator to talk to?
When talking about the statement from the studio from DC Films boss Walter Hamada is part of, “a weird game, a sad and desperate game, but a predictable one.” When talking about his conversation with Hamada, and why he’s trying to protect Geoff Johns by throwing Whedon and Berg under the bus, he said:
“[Hamada’s] excuse for the situation with Geoff Johns was, ‘Ray, I worked with Geoff on Shazam!, I don’t really think he would do that or say that,’ and I go, ‘Walter, you weren’t there. I’m telling you, you weren’t. You were not there when the man used back-channel communication to call me into his office and made the veiled threat to my career. You weren’t there for that.
“You weren’t there when Geoff Johns contacted me in 2018 – a year and a half after Justice League while I was shooting True Detective – to gloat that there was another Cyborg being used in the DC Universe in a show that he was producing.'”
Fisher goes on to say that he now intends to talk more about what happened, but not about Justice League, instead he’s going to focus on his experiences since.
This whole thing is playing out in a way that I don’t think anyone expected. It’s actually been fascinating. Why would the studio release a statement like that if it’s not true? One thing that I know for a fact is that studio lawyers don’t fuck around. Maybe they didn’t know about this statement was being released until after the fact?
If what Fisher is saying is true, then WB is going to find themselves in some hot water.
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