Jason Momoa Just Backed Ray Fisher’s Claims That Joss Whedon Was Abusive on the ‘Justice League’ Set
The DC Extended Universe has struggled to find its footing, especially as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has soared in the theaters, with audiences and critics. Though Wonder Woman debuted to critical acclaim other films like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League haven’t quite lived up to fans’ expectations.
In July, amid the Black Lives Matter movement Ray Fisher, who plays Cyborg came forward to accuse Joss Whedon of abuse on set, which he claims was backed by the firm’s producers. Until now, many of Fisher’s co-stars have remained silent. Warner Bros has even suggested that Fisher has not been cooperating with their investigation.
Everything changed last night when Jason Momoa who plays Aquaman and has an extensive relationship with the studio, backed Fisher.
Ray Fisher accused Joss Whedon of abuse
Fisher first appeared in Batman v. Superman ad then had a leading role in Justice League. Hired by Zack Synder, Fisher has a great relationship with the director. Unfortunately, Synder had to step away from the movie in May 2017 due to a family tragedy. Whedon stepped in to finish the film’s reshoots, and Fisher alleged that it was a horrific experience. On July 1 he tweeted,
[Whedon’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 [producers] Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
He also went on to back actors Kai Cole, Charisma Carpenter, Jeff Pruitt, and Sophia Crawford who have accused Whedon of similar behavior in the past.
Warner Bros accused Ray Fisher of not cooperating with the investigation
Earlier this month, Warner Bros. suggested that Fisher had not been coperating with their investigation. Fisher clapped back in a tweet that read,
To date, the “independent” firm hired by @wbpictures has conveniently avoided contacting key witnesses who gave damning statements to WB HR. They’ve also started interviews with (and have since ghosted) witnesses that have implicated former and current top-level executives.
During a panel for Justice Con in late July, he also revealed that he had been working for over two years to build a case against Whedon. “We’re gonna get to the heart of everything,” he said.” And if anything I said about that man is untrue, I invite him wholeheartedly to sue me for libel, to sue me for slander.”
Jason Momoa is now backing Ray Fisher’s claims
While Fisher says many people have reached out to him privately, Momoa is now going public with his support. “This sh*t has to stop and needs to be looked at @ray8fisher and everyone else who experienced what happens under the watch of @wbpictures needs proper investigation,” he wrote in an NSFW Instagram post.
Momoa continued on saying Wagner Bros spread a fake rumor about him playing Frosty the Snowman in order to distract from Fisher’s claims. He continued,
I just think it’s fu*ked up that people released a fake Frosty announcement without my permission to try to distract from Ray Fisher speaking up about the shitty way we were treated on Justice League reshoots. Serious stuff went down. It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable. #IStandWithRayFisher. aloha
With Momoa now in the mix, Warner Bros is going to have to do some serious damage control.