Justice League’s Ray Fisher doubles down on allegations about Joss Whedon’s ‘abusive’ behaviour
Actor Ray Fisher has posted scorching remarks about Justice League director Joss Whedon and Warner Bros’ top execs, doubling-down on previous comments he had about Whedon’s “gross” and “abusive” behaviour.
Fisher, who played Cyborg in the 2017 DC movie Justice League, took to Twitter to slam Warner Bros over its handling of the investigation of Whedon and his alleged behaviour during the movie’s production.
He first alleged that Whedon’s on-set treatment of Justice League‘s cast and the crew was “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable” in July 2020. WarnerMedia later launched an investigation over Fisher’s allegations, revealing that “remedial action” had been taken. No other details were revealed.
But Fisher slammed the studio and Whedon on Twitter. He wrote: “There’s only one reason that I haven’t been sued by Joss Whedon, Toby Emmerich, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg or Walter Hamada: They know I’m telling the truth. A>E.”
There’s only one reason that I haven’t been sued by Joss Whedon, Toby Emmerich, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, or Walter Hamada:
They know I’m telling the truth.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) February 16, 2021
“A>E” refers to Fisher’s original post on Twitter in which he said Whedon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was toxic and abusive. At the end of the post, Fisher wrote: “Accountability>Entertainment.”
The remarks come as the Avengers‘ director is under hot water for his behaviour on the set of supernatural cult-classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy and Angel star Charisma Carpenter claimed that Whedon’s behaviour on the set caused a toxic environment and “triggered a chronic physical condition from which I still suffer”.
Carpenter said her decision to speak out publicly stemmed from her involvement in the WarnerMedia investigation into Whedon’s behaviour during the filming of Justice League.
Since Carpenter’s accusations came out, several Buffy stars have shared their support for her, including the star of the hit show Sarah Michelle Gellar, who said she “doesn’t want to be forever associated” with Whedon’s name. Eliza Dushku, Amber Benson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Anthony Head and James Marsters have also made statements in support of Carpenter and against Whedon’s behaviours on the sets of Buffy and Angel.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts 18 March on HBO Max.