Justice League star Jason Momoa is standing in solidarity with his co-star Ray Fisher, who is in an ongoing dispute with Warner Bros.
Fisher alleged that he was mistreated on the set of Justice League by co-director Joss Whedon. He accused Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior on July 1. Since the initial allegations, the fight has escalated.
Momoa, who played Aquaman in Justice League, shared a photo of Fisher on his Instagram story with the caption, IStandWithRayFisher.
Fisher, who played Cyborg, then shared the post on Twitter, writing “Accountability > Entertainment.”
Last week, Warner Bros Studios outright denied Fisher’s allegations in a statement.
“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,” it read.
DC Films President Walter Hamada, according to the statement, “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.”
The studio claimed that although “Fisher never alleged any actionable misconduct against him, WarnerMedia nonetheless initiated an investigation into the concerns he’d raised about his character’s portrayal.”
The studio alleged that despite requesting an independent investigation, Fisher has refused to meet with the investigator.
In late August, Fisher celebrated that the studio had launched the investigation on Twitter. “This is a MASSIVE step forward!” he wrote.
“Warner Bros. remains committed to accountability and to the well-being of every cast and crew member on each of its productions,” their statement concluded. “It also remains committed to investigating any specific and credible allegation of misconduct, which thus far Mr. Fisher has failed to provide.”
A new, four-hour edit of Justice League is set to debut on HBOMax in 2021. The new cut has more footage of Fisher’s Cyborg character.
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