Silence Speaks Volumes Mr. Fisher
After months of updates and investigation news, the Ray Fisher allegations have taken a little bit of a turn. Despite the actor’s claims and insistence that director Joss Whedon made consistent abusive threats and actions.
Ray Fisher gave the press and fans several updates, but never really gave any specific details about what exactly was happening. Not only withholding details on what was happening, but also what happened the first time. Even though he basically dragged Joss Whedon through the mud, under the bus and took a dump on his good name.
Warner Media ended up following up on Ray Fisher’s claims into Joss Whedon, launching a full investigation into the production of Justice League. Citing that they were fully invested in getting to the bottom of the claims behind the production, and bringing justice to the affected parties.
So Now What?
Now, a few weeks has passed since the initial announcement of the investigation. After weeks of waiting, fans were eager to see what Warner Media discovered over the course of their investigation. However, there’s been one major issue with the investigation, Ray Fisher is nowhere to be seen.
The person who threw all of the allegations and swung the biggest punch, has completely failed to talk with Warner Bros about what happened. Since then, the investigators at Warner Media have released a statement on what is happening, and how Ray Fisher screwed it up.
“In July, Ray Fisher’s representatives asked DC Films President Walter Hamada to talk 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.’ upcoming Flash movie, together with other members of the Justice League. In their July conversation, Mr. Fisher recounted disagreements he’d had with the film’s creative team regarding his portrayal of Cyborg, and complained that his suggested script revisions were not adopted. Mr. Hamada explained that creative differences are a normal part of the production process, and that a film’s writer/director ultimately has to be in charge of these matters. Notably, Mr. Hamada also told Mr. Fisher that he would elevate his concerns to WarnerMedia so they could conduct an investigation. At no time did Mr. Hamada ever “throw anyone under the bus,” as Mr. Fisher has falsely claimed, or render any judgments about the “Justice League” production, in which Mr. Hamada had no involvement, since filming occurred before Mr. Hamada was elevated to his current position.
While Mr. Fisher never alleged any actionable misconduct against him, WarnerMedia nonetheless initiated an investigation into the concerns he’d raised about his character’s portrayal. Still not satisfied, Mr. Fisher insisted that WarnerMedia hire an independent third party investigator. This investigator has attempted multiple times to meet with Mr. Fisher to discuss his concerns but, to date, Mr. Fisher has declined to speak to the investigator. Warner Bros. remains committed to accountability and to the well-being of every cast and crew member on each of its productions. It also remains committed to investigating any specific and credible allegation of misconduct, which thus far Mr. Fisher has failed to provide.”
Several other crew members and celebrities have spoken up about Joss Whedon
So there’s a slight problem when the catalyst of the whole situation completely fails to do the one thing that they needed from him. Details, specific and credible details about what exactly Joss Whedon did during the production of Justice League.
Meanwhile, there is definitely something to be said for the rest of the claims made about Joss Whedon. Several other crew members and celebrities have spoken up about Joss Whedon’s antics behind the scenes as well. Calling him extremely toxic and hard to work with, but not claiming anything abusive from the director.
Gal Gadot and Joss Whedon’s ex wife Kai Cole have both shared stories of Joss Whedon being creepy and sexist. Which again, will definitely hurt his chances to get continued projects, but it’s a far cry from what Ray Fisher has said.
While we’ve tried to be on Ray Fisher’s side in this, it’s kind of a problem when you say that you can’t say anything due to an NDA, and then your company gives you a freebie and you somehow still can’t say anything. Maybe Ray Fisher is just collecting his details, but considering Warner Media spoke out about it, that’s unlikely.