Warner Bros On Ray Fisher-Joss Whedon Row: "The Actor Has Declined To Speak To The Investigator"
Warner Bros On Ray Fisher-Joss Whedon Row: “The Actor Has Declined To Speak To The Investigator”

Ray Fisher is back in the headlines due to his controversy with Justice League director Joss Whedon. The actor who played Cyborg had made allegations of inappropriate behaviour on the filmmaker. Now, Warner Bros has issued a statement regarding over the same issue.

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After calling out Whedon for unprofessional and abusive behaviour in July, Fisher, just a while ago, tweeted, “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. A>E.”

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Through the tweet, Ray Fisher indicated that he had a conversation with DC Films’ Walter Hamada regarding the matter. But on the contrary, Warner Bros. has made it clear that the actor isn’t cooperating in the investigation.

The official statement of Warner Bros reads, “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, or render any judgments about the Justice League production, in which Mr. Hamada had no involvement, since filming occurred before Mr. Hamada was elevated to his current position. While Mr. Fisher never alleged any actionable misconduct against him, WarnerMedia nonetheless initiated an investigation into the concerns he’d raised about his character’s portrayal. Still not satisfied, Mr. Fisher insisted that WarnerMedia hire an independent third party investigator.

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.”

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