- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 2, 2020

Left-wing Hollywood director Joss Whedon is being accused of “gross” and “abusive” behavior on the set of the 2017 film “Justice League” by actor Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the film.

Joss Whedon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” Mr. Fisher, who is Black, wrote on Twitter.

“He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. Accountability>Entertainment,” he added.

The tweet went viral and Mr. Fisher offered no further elaboration or corroboration for his claims.

It came just days after he said he would like to “forcefully retract” a statement praising Mr. Whedon as a “great guy.”

Jon Berg, former Warner Bros. co-president of production, responded, saying it was “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior.”

“I remember [Mr. Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well-known saying of Cyborg in the animated series,” Mr. Berg told Variety.

Mr. Whedon, a vocal opponent of President Trump who once suggested the administration would kill gay men in a Chechen-like purge, declined to comment on Mr. Fisher’s claim when reached by Variety.

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