After Jason Momoa said he was backing Ray Fisher in the growing controversy over the alleged behaviour of Joss Whedon on the Justice League reshoots, the actor has doubled down.
In a post to Instagram, the Aquaman star also said that a recent announcement that he is to voice Frosty The Snowman in a live-action Warner Bros movie was 'fake', and made to distract from the investigation.
“This s**t has to stop and needs to be looked at,” Momoa wrote. “Ray Fisher and everyone else who experienced what happened under the watch of Warner Bros. needs proper investigation. I just think it’s f***ed up that people released a fake Frosty announcement without my permission to try to distract from Ray Fisher speaking up about the sh***y way we were treated on Justice League reshoots.
“Serious stuff went down. It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable.”
The accusations of both abusive behaviour from Whedon and alleged complicity from Warner Bros executives have been rumbling since the summer.
Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in Justice League, publicly retracted praise for Whedon in a tweet featuring an interview he conducted at Comic-Con prior to the film's release.
He then went on to accuse Whedon, who had taken over the reigns of the movie from Zack Snyder, of 'gross, abusive and unprofessional' behaviour when he came in to conduct the reshoots in 2017.
Fisher has also accused the movie's producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg of enabling Whedon's alleged behaviour.
In a post to Twitter last month, Fisher added: “During the LA reshoots for Justice League, Geoff Johns summoned me to his office to belittle and admonish my (and my agent’s) attempts to take grievances up the proper chain of command. He then made a thinly veiled threat to my career. This behavior cannot continue.”
Warner Media began an investigation into the allegations in August, but Fisher tweeted:
So you can better understand how deep this goes:— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) September 4, 2020
After speaking out about Justice League, I received a phone call from the President of DC Films wherein he attempted to throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I would relent on Geoff Johns.
I will not.
In a statement, Warner refuted Fisher's claims, adding that it 'remains committed to investigating any specific and credible allegation of misconduct, which thus far Mr. Fisher has failed to provide'.
Zack Snyder, meanwhile, continues to work on his own cut of the Justice League movie.
It’s due out on HBO Max in 2021.
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