Overview

Ray Fisher’s Joss Whedon Abuse Allegations refer to a series of accusations made by actor Ray Fisher who claims that director Joss Whedon was abusive toward him and other actors on the set of the 2017 superhero film Justice League.

Background

On June 29th, 2020, Ray Fisher, who plays the character Cyborg in Justice League, tweeted a video of himself praising director Joss Whedon, who took on directing duties of Justice League after Zack Snyder left production following a personal tragedy. He added the caption, “I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement.” The post received more than 660,000 views, 19,000 likes and 5,000 retweets in less than three months (shown below).

I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement: pic.twitter.com/1ECwwu6TG1

— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) June 29, 2020

Days later, Fisher elaborated on his comments, accusing Whedon of “abusive” behavior. He wrote, “Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable. He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. Accountability>Entertainment.”


Developments
Online Reaction

Following Fisher’s post, others offered the actor support. Fellow Justice League actor Karen Bryson shared[ Fisher’s tweet and agreed with it (shown below, left). Twitter user @CloutCOBA1N tweeted, “Ray Fisher said fuck it and reminded everyone the open secret that nerds ignore. Joss Whedon has a history of being unprofessional and predatory especially towards women. His ex- wife literally exposed him if you are asking Ray to be ‘professional’ then you’re part of the problem.” The tweet received more than 1,600 likes and 490 retweets in less than three months (shown below, right).

The controversay also inspired conversation on the /r/DC_Cinematic subreddit.


Jon Berg’s Response

According to Variety, Jon Berg, the former co-president of production at…

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