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Warner Bros Responds to Ray Fisher’s Allegations

Warner Bros Responds to Ray Fisher’s Allegations

Back in July, Actor Ray Fisher, Cyborg in Justice League movie, brought up allegations and concerns on how he was treated on the set of Justice League.  In July, Fisher tweeted out about the behavior of Joss Wheadon, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.  He called the behavior of Wheadon “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.”  He accused Geoff Johns and Jon Berg of enabling Wheadon’s behavior.  The details on this behavior has not come to the public light.

Yesterday Fisher responded further about these accusations with the below tweet.  He stated DC Films President Walter Hamada contacted him.  According to Fisher, Hamada asked for Fisher to back down on statements about Geoff Johns.  That didn’t go over so well.

Last night, Warner Bros fired back with a statement about the accusations and the investigation.  According to the statement, DC Films President Walter Hamada didn’t ask Ray Fisher to back off his comments about Geoff Johns.  The statement did inform that the Fisher has not be cooperative with the investigator into the allegations.

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.

This is an ongoing story. It is bringing a lot of negative attention to Warner Bros and the DCEU. Ray Fisher is suppose to reprise his role as Cyborg in the upcoming Flash movie, which already has controversy because of Ezra Miller’s on video choking of a fan. This cannot make AT&T very happy, who just got done cleaning house at DC and Warner Bros.  They need the upcoming Flash movie to have positive buzz and to be successful to keep things on the right path.

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