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Warner Bros. issued a statement Friday night denying claims made by actor Ray Fisher on social media, the latest in a series concerning what Fisher has termed abuse on the set of Justice League.
Fisher’s newest tweet accused the President of DC Films (Walter Hamada) of contacting him, hoping he would lay off his criticism of writer-producer-former DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns to focus only on producer Jon Berg and director Joss Whedon, who came on to Justice League after Zach Snyder’s exit.
Warner Bros. calls this a “false claim” and adds that Fisher, after “insist[ing] that WarnerMedia hire an independent third party investigator” to look into Fisher’s initial complaints, has “has declined to speak to the investigator” after “multiple attempts.”
The Warner Bros. statement, which can be read in full below, says that Fisher has “failed to provide” any “specific and credible allegation of misconduct.” It also implies that Fisher’s disagreements about the character development of Cyborg falls under “creative differences [that] are a normal part of the production process, and that a film’s writer/director ultimately has to be in charge of these matters.”
On July 1, Fischer accused director Joss Whedon of being “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” on social media.
Later in July, at a fan panel discussion, he reiterated his claims, saying “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.”