Movies & TV / News

Ray Fisher Stands by Claims of Abuse by Joss Whedon During Justice League, Invites Whedon to Sue Him for Slander

July 26, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Justice League - Cyborg Ray Fisher

Previously, Ray Fisher has voiced claims on social media that Joss Whedon took part in “abusive, unprofessional” behavior on set of Justice League when the filmmaker took over the film and oversaw reshoots for the project in 2017. During a live panel that took place on Saturday (July 26) for JusticeCon (via Variety), Fisher addressed his allegations and said he’s going through “a process” to get to the allegations. The Cyborg actor also responded to former DC Films Executive Vice President Jon Berg, who recently denied allegations that he enabled Whedon’s abusive behavior. Below are some highlights.

Ray Fisher on comparing Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon as directions: “I don’t want to compare them in any way, shape or form. But what I will say toward the Joss Whedon situation is obviously I put out some pretty strong words and some pretty strong comments about Joss Whedon, and every single one of those words, every single one of those comments, is true.”

Fisher on not choosing to make his claims lightly: “It’s taken me two and a half years to get all the information I need to be able to build something that’s strong enough so people can’t dismiss it. People go, ‘Yeah, I would.’ And so we’re in the process of making sure that people can tell their stories in a confidential way that they don’t get any sort of retribution done against them,” he said. “We’re gonna get to the heart of everything. And if anything I said about that man is untrue, I invite him wholeheartedly to sue me for libel, to sue me for slander.”

Fisher’s response to producer Jon Berg denying the claims: “His denial of the situation, his denial of the enabling of that situation was asinine, it was tone deaf, and it was completely disrespectful to the situation. That man is scared. He should also be, because we’re going to get to the heart of it. And if you keep in mind, he did not deny that there was any unprofessional behavior. He did not deny knowing about any individual behavior. He said that ‘we’ — meaning, assuming ‘Geoff Johns and myself’ — ‘we did not enable any unprofessional behavior.’ You can look at that statement and tell it’s a knee jerk statement of an individual who is scared.”

Fisher on how he’s handling voicing his allegations: “I find myself in a place where I don’t have to justify the way in which I’m handling it. Whatever happens to me with respect to my career or whatever that is, I could not care less.”