Joss Whedon breaks his silence over claims of abuse on set Justice League,
In 2020, Fisher, who played Cyborg in Whedon Justice League, alleged that the director engaged in “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable” behavior on the sets of the 2017 film.
Fischer shared an archive video of himself calling Whedon a “great man,” writing: “I want to take a moment to forcefully retract every part of this statement.” It was also claimed that he lightened Fischer’s skin tone during the editing.
His allegations led to an investigation into Whedon’s behavior by WarnerMedia, which saw several actors who have worked with the director in the past, including wonderful lady Star Gal Gadot interviewed by executives.
Whedon initially failed to comment on Fisher’s allegations. However, on Monday (January 17), he denounced the claims in a new interview. New york magazine,
He described the claims as “false and unjustified” and said that he downgraded Cyborg’s role in the film because his story “makes no sense”. He claims that test screening audiences found Cyborg’s character in the film to be “the worst”.
Whedon alleged that his conversations with Fischer about the situation were “friendly and respectful” and lasted “hours”.
Regarding Fisher’s allegations, the director said: “We’re talking about a malevolent force. We’re talking about a bad actor either way.”
After the interview, the word I Stand with Ray Fisher started trending on Twitter. It was this phrase that made many vampire slayer Actors including Karisma Carpenter to share their own allegations about Wyden.
Elsewhere, Whedon also called an alleged incident, previously described by Israeli Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, as a “misunderstanding” as “English is not her first language”.
However, in response to this comment, Gadot told the outlet that she understands Whedon “absolutely well.”