14 Jan 2021 3:48 PM +00:00 UTC

WarnerMedia Defends DC Films President Against Ray Fisher's Claims

WarnerMedia responded with a statement disputing Ray Fisher's accusations against DC Films President Walter Hamada. The statement from WarnerMedia came after the Cyborg actor released a statement on social media, accusing Hamada of apparently undermining the investigation in the misconduct and abuses which he claims happened on the set of Justice League reshoots.

WarnerMedia chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff said in a statement, "I believe in Walter Hamada and that he did not impede or interfere in the investigation. Furthermore, I have full confidence in the investigation's process and findings. Walter is a well-respected leader, known by his colleagues, peers, and me as a man of great character and integrity. As I said in Walter's recent deal extension announcement, I'm excited about where he's taking DC Films and look forward to working with him and the rest of the team to build out the DC Multiverse."

Aside from the accusations to Hamada, Fisher's statement also included the confirmation about his Cyborg character being removed from the upcoming The Flash film. He said, "I have received official confirmation that Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to remove me from the cast of The Flash. Despite the misconception, Cyborg's involvement in The Flash was much larger than a cameo -- and while I do mourn the lost opportunity to bring Victor Stone back to the screen, bringing awareness to the actions of Walter Hamada will prove to be a much more important contribution to our world."

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Fisher also said he will volunteer to take a polygraph test to prove his claims of racism. In the actor's letter, he reiterated that he will not be involved in any production which involves the current DC Films President Walter Hamada. He also summarized the conflicts they had so far. He said, "Despite Walter's best efforts, the Justice League investigation was able to expose the racist, coercive, discriminatory, and retaliatory behavior of Geoff Johns during his tenure with WarnerMedia's associates. It has also led to the more immediate parting of ways between WarnerMedia and Joss Whedon."

That said, The Flash is a film directed by Andy Muschietti and a script by Christina Hodson. The film is set to be released on November 4, 2022.

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