Ray Fisher stands by accusations against Joss Whedon

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Justice League actor Ray Fisher spoke about his comments regarding Director Joss Whedon during a Justice Con panel Saturday, July 25.

Whedon, the director of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster superhero movies “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” took over directing duties for Zack Snyder on DC Comics Justice League.

During his panel at Justice Con, Fisher was asked about his accusations against Whedon. The actor stood by what he previously said.

I put out some pretty strong words, and some pretty strong comments about Joss Whedon and every single one of those words, and every single one of those comments is true. There is a process that is being undergone as we speak to get to the heart of everything that I’m talking about. … The man is probably scared, and he should be because we are going to get to the heart of everything – everything – that went down.

Ray Fisher

Fisher played the superhero Cyborg alongside Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ezra Miller’s the Flash.

Fisher commented on Wheadon’s on set treatment of cast and crew members of Justice League earlier this month stating the director was “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.”

Fisher also stated that former Warner Bros. co-president of production Jon Berg, and former DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, both “enabled” Whedon.

Berg and Johns also served as producers on “Justice League.”

Fisher said sometimes people need to speak out without fear, that’s what he’s doing. Fisher stated that facing against gross and unprofessional behavior from those in positions of authority are more important than self preservation.

“At the end of the day, I’m able to walk around with my head high,” Fisher said Saturday. “I appreciate your guys’ support. I really do.”

According to fisher, people are going to get to the heart of everything.

“If anything I said about that man is untrue, I invite him wholeheartedly to sue me for libel…to sue me for slander,” Fisher said.

Fisher stated that the man is “probably scared,” continuing in saying “he should be.”

Fisher also commented on the Snyders and screenwriter Chris Terrio, stating that they treat everyone with respect and dignity.

The Cyborg actor also commented on Berg’s statement regarding his accusations.

“Jon Berg’s reaction to my statement was asinine, unprofessional and tone-deaf,” Fisher said “That man is scared and he should be.”

Berg claimed, in a Variety article, that it’s “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior” while Justice League was in production. Berg also stated that Fisher “may” have been unhappy with one particular request during filming of the 2017 blockbuster.

“I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well known saying of Cyborg in the [Teen Titans] animated series,” said Berg.

The animated series Berg was referring to was the popular Cartoon Network children’s show, “Teen Titans” from the early 2000’s where Cyborg’s main catchphrase was “Booyaa.”

Fisher stands by his accusations stating that abuse, in any form, should never be tolerated.

“There’s a certain amount of abuse you don’t tolerate,” Fisher said during Saturdays live stream. “When the people in charge do nothing, well…”

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