Ray Fisher’s allegations about abuse of power on the set of Justice League continue to get more serious, and there’s no sign that the young actor, who played Cyborg in the film, is likely to back down any time soon. Fisher alleges that director Joss Whedon and producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns behaved poorly during the Justice League production, and that attempts were made by studio executives to cover for them.
But now he has another powerful ally in the form of his Justice League teammate, Jason Momoa.
While Momoa didn’t offer any detailed comment on Fisher’s allegations, he did add his support via Instagram Stories, where he posted an image of Fisher with the hashtag #IStandWithRayFisher
Fisher responded enthusiastically with his own tweet:
While Fisher is a relative newcomer in the business, Momoa is now a bonafide franchise star, having headlined to the billion dollar grossing Aquaman movie. Momoa’s show of support comes after Warner Bros. issued a statement on Friday attempting to clarify where they stood in regard to Fisher’s allegations.
We reproduce that statement here in full courtesy of Deadline:
“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.”
Fisher, for his part, has been doubling down on his allegations, specifically in recent days that Warner Bros. has been trying to “discredit” him and his story. He posted a long video to his Instagram discussing this on September 7, which you can watch in full here…
It doesn’t look like this fight is going away any time soon, and Fisher seems determined to get his side of the story out there.