Joss Whedon has broken his silence over allegations of misconduct on the set Justice League.
In 2020, Fisher, who played Cyborg in Whedon's Justice League, claimed that the director engaged in "gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable" behavior on the set of the 2017 film.
Fisher shared an archive video of himself calling Whedon a "great guy" and writing, "I want to take a moment to retract every part of this statement." It was also claimed that he made Fisher's skin color lighter during editing.
His allegations led to a WarnerMedia investigation into Whedon's behavior, which saw many actors who have previously worked with the director, including wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, interviewed by officials.
Whedon initially declined to comment on Fisher's allegations. But on Monday (January 17), he condemned the allegations in a new interview with New York Magazine.
He described the allegations as "false and unfair" and said he downplayed Cyborg's role in the film as his story "did not make sense". He claims that the test-screening audience found that Cyborg's character was "the worst" in the film.
Whedon claimed that his conversation with Fisher about the situation was "friendly and respectful" and lasted for "hours".
On Fisher's allegations, the director said: "We are talking about a malicious force. We are talking about a bad actor in both senses."
In the wake of the interview, the phrase I Stand with Ray Fisher started trending on Twitter. It was this phrase that had led to more Buffy the Vampire Slayer actors, including Charisma Carpenter, to share their own claims about Whedon.
Elsewhere, Whedon also called an alleged incident, previously told by Israeli Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, a "misunderstanding" as "English is not her first language"
But in response to this comment, Gadot told the business that she understood Whedon "perfectly".