The dispute between Ray Fisher and Warner Brothers is slowly morphing into an all-out war. Friday afternoon, the Justice League star tweeted that DC Films president Walter Hamada called him to ask if he'd lay off Geoff Johns in his case against the writer in regards to alleged gross conduct during the production of Justice League. In return, Fisher says, Hamada said the studio would willingly throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the proverbial bus. Hours later, Warner Brothers released a statement of its own, suggesting Fisher wasn't cooperating with the investigation the studio launched on Fisher's behalf.
Since Warner's statement has surfaced, Fisher has released an e-mail he sent on August 26th, one in which he says he met with the studio's investigator but asked for legal representation before moving any further.
"Thank you all for the support and for seeing through @wbpictures desperate and scattershot attempt to discredit me to continue protecting those in power," Fisher tweeted Saturday. "I met with the investigator via Zoom on Aug 26th."
Thank you all for the support and for seeing through @wbpictures desperate and scattershot attempt to discredit me to continue protecting those in power.
I met with the investigator via Zoom on Aug 26th. Below is an email I sent to my team and @sagaftra immediately after:September 5, 2020
As such, fans of Fisher and Justice League instantly lept in action by backing the actor up. In fact, the #IStandWithFisher hashtag has been trending all of Saturday afternoon as one of the most popular topics on Twitter. Keep scrolling to see what people are saying.
Shouldn't Be Taken Lightly
Something deeply affected @ray8fisher while on set in 2017. If you’ve ever seen the heart that pours from Ray in his conversations with fans, you know he means what he says, and what he says shouldn’t be taken lightly. I support Ray being heard. #IStandWithRayFisher pic.twitter.com/4YFKZsk64J— Tim Yoko, AP (@Allenfire) September 5, 2020
Bigger Than Cyborg
Ray Fisher is bigger than Cyborg. But this idea that he doesn’t have enough clout or pull in Hollywood to have creative input is WILD to me. How does anyone “make it” if their big break is objectively sabotaged by the same studio that gave them a break? #IStandWithRayFisher pic.twitter.com/MlZGUJNwZX— TheNiceCast (@TheNiceCast_) September 5, 2020
WB is pushing an extremely problematic narrative that a young black man is uncooperative and hard to work with. They are damaging his name an career.
If you support this narrative you are part of the issue. All we want is for WB to hold 3 men responsible.#IStandWithRayFisher— wondermeg. (@ya_girlmeg) September 5, 2020
Accountability > Entertainment
Accountability > Entertainment
WB’s statement was desperate and shallow and was pulling on straws in an attempt to discredit and silence an actor of color willing to put his career on the line share the truth.September 5, 2020
Truth Will Prevail
The truth will prevail for Ray Fisher.
The road ahead might be long and ugly but when you look at the track records of all involved, the facts presented, and the actual proof 👇🏽given, we should all know where to stand.September 5, 2020
Risking His Career
Ray Fisher is risking his career for the truth. Let him know he's not alone and let WB alone we see through their bullshit.#IStandWithRayFisher— Walt (@UberKryptonian) September 5, 2020
"Never compromise.September 5, 2020
Not even in the face of Armageddon."