In A New Interview, Ray Fisher Claims Whedon And Warner Bros. Execs Are “Not Fit For Leadership”
A story of lies, gaslighting, and manipulation. #IStandWithRayFisher
This morning, The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Ray Fisher detailing his abuse and mistreatment allegations towards Joss Whedon on the set of Justice League, in addition to the dealing with of the problems by Warner Bros. executives.
It is all fairly darn messy, so let’s dive proper in — Fisher begins with speaking about modifications made to his character Cyborg after Whedon took the reins of the movie following Zack Snyder’s departure, in addition to Whedon’s responses when he tried to deliver these points up.
He additionally discusses claims that Warner Bros. execs thought Cyborg ought to smile extra and that they did not need “an angry Black man” main the movie.
The article then will get to the divisive “booyah” line — Fisher took difficulty with the catchphrase (which was not within the authentic comedian, solely the cartoon) as not one of the different characters had one. He was taken out to dinner by Berg, who allegedly mentioned he might lose his job if the road wasn’t put in.
The article introduced up alleged mistreatment of different stars on set, together with Gal Gadot, reporting that Whedon pressured Gadot to movie traces she wasn’t comfy with, threatened Gadot’s profession, and spoke towards Patty Jenkins.
Jason Momoa was additionally talked about, particularly in relation to an announcement Warner Bros. made on the day Fisher first began tweeting about his mistreatment, which Fisher took as a technique to distract from his allegations. The announcement in query? A Frosty the Snowman movie starring Jason Momoa, which Momoa referred to as “fake,” backing up Fisher’s claims.
Fisher additionally elaborated on his firing from the upcoming The Flash movie, saying he was provided solely a cameo fee for 2 weeks of taking pictures.
A number of of the allegations concern co-chairman of DC Movies Johns particularly, with Fisher saying he was advised, “I just don’t want you to make a bad name for yourself in the business” after his agent referred to as Emmerich to debate Fisher’s mistreatment, which Fisher took as a menace.
A lot of the article discusses Fisher’s issues with the following investigation, together with claims that witnesses weren’t contacted and issues that the investigator had helped sweep Warner Bros’ misconduct claims underneath the rug earlier than. When Fisher requested for the title of who was overseeing the inquiry, Fisher was ultimately given the title of a random Black lawyer who had no involvement within the investigation.
You might have heard claims that Fisher didn’t cooperate with the investigation — in accordance with the WarnerMedia head of communications Christy Haubegger, this was an emotional response primarily based on “third-hand” info. AKA, it was not true.
Claiming that most of the individuals named within the article are “not fit for leadership,” Fisher stresses that he is come ahead each because of the Black Lives Matter motion and likewise to “make people aware of who they’re dealing with” in terms of Whedon, Johns, Berg, and Emmerich.
#IStandWithRayFisher shortly started trending on Twitter, with many voicing their assist of Fisher and outrage over his remedy.
Many praised Fisher’s actions and phrases, with one individual calling him a “real life hero.”
Others introduced up previous rumors of Joss’ conduct on the set, stating all of them “came true.”
Oh, boy. That is all fairly damning. When you’ve obtained the time, please read the full article over at The Hollywood Reporter. It is completely price a learn and additional particulars the dodgy parts of the investigations that befell after Fisher’s claims.
It is also essential to notice that there is been no remark from Joss Whedon right now, and that Warner Bros. has said their investigation didn’t uncover proof of those allegations.
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