Warner Bros. responds to latest Ray Fisher allegations
Earlier today, Justice League Star Ray Fisher has stepped up his misconduct complaints against director Joss Whedon and producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. According to Fisher, DC Films president Kevin Hamada “tried to throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I would give in to Geoff Johns.” Now, via Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures released a statement regarding Fisher’s latest claims.
« In July, representatives for Ray Fisher asked DC Films president Walter Hamada to speak 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. ‘next Flash movie, with other members of the Justice League.
In their July conversation, Mr. Fisher recounted the disagreements he had with the film’s creative team regarding his portrayal of Cyborg, and complained that his suggested script revisions had not passed. Mr. Hamada explained that creative differences are an integral part of the production process and that the writer / director of a film ultimately needs to be responsible for these issues.
The statement directly rejects Fisher’s claim that Hamada offered to throw Whedon and Berg “under the bus.” He also indicates that Fisher did not cooperate with the investigation initiated at his request.
« Notably, Mr. Hamada also told Mr. Fisher that he would bring his concerns to WarnerMedia so that they could investigate. At no time did Mr. Hamada ever “throw anyone under the bus,” as Mr. Fisher falsely claimed, or pass judgment on the Justice League production, in which Mr. Hamada did not was not involved, since the shooting before Mr. Hamada. was raised to his current post.
Although Mr. Fisher has never alleged any prosecutable misconduct against him, WarnerMedia nonetheless opened an investigation into concerns he had raised about his portrayal. Still not satisfied, Mr. Fisher insisted that WarnerMedia hire an independent third-party investigator.
“This investigator made several attempts to meet with Mr. Fisher to discuss his concerns, but to date Mr. Fisher has refused to speak to the investigator. Warner Bros. remains committed to the responsibility and well-being of each actor and team member on each of its productions. He also remains committed to investigating any specific and credible allegations of misconduct, which Fisher has so far failed to provide.. »
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