Warner Bros fired back at Justice League star Ray Fisher after he made complaints about director Joss Whedon.
He took to Twitter to say: ‘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. Accountability>Entertainment.’
More recently, the actor provided context and claimed: ‘Geoff Johns summoned me to his office to belittle and admonish my (and my agent’s) attempts to take grievances up the proper chain of command.’
WarnerMedia launched an investigation into the claims and released a statement saying Fisher refused to provide specific evidence to back up his accusations.
‘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 statement read.
‘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.’
It continued: ‘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.’
The statement was in reference to Fisher’s added (indirect) claims that DC Films president Walter Hamada ‘attempted to throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I wound relent on Geoff Johns.’
Warner Bros stated that Hamada never threw anyone under the bus, ‘as Mr. Fisher has falsely claimed.’
It continued: ‘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.’
According to the statement, Fisher asked WarnerMedia to hire an independent third-party investigator, who he ‘declined’ to speak to after being contacted several times.
‘Warner Bros. remains committed to accountability and to the well-being of every cast and crew member on each of its productions,’ they concluded. ‘It also remains committed to investigating any specific and credible allegation of misconduct, which thus far Mr. Fisher has failed to provide.’
Metro.co.uk have contacted Ray Fisher’s reps for comment.
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