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Joss Whedon Denies Threatening Gal Gadot On ‘Justice League’ Set
Director Joss Whedon has spoken out against the allegations of misconduct made against him by Justice League co-stars Ray Fisher and Gal Gadot.
In an interview with New York magazine, Whedon denied a number of accusations put against him, not only from the set of Justice League but also colleagues from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Addressing Gadot’s claims that he had tried to threaten her career, Whedon stated: “I don’t threaten people. Who does that?”
“English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech.” Whedon went on to say that a joke he made about Gadot needing to tie his body to a railroad track before he’d remove a scene from the film, was misconstrued.
“Then I was told that I had said something about her dead body and tying her to the railroad track,” he said. Replying to his explanation via email, Gadot told New York: “I understood perfectly.”
Also responding to Fisher’s allegations that he had created a “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” work environment, Whedon branded Fisher a “malevolent force”.
He said that he had cut back the 34-year-old actor’s screen time as Cyborg’s role “logically made no sense”, adding that his acting was bad. Addressing Fisher’s claims that he had brightened an actor’s skin, Whedon said that he had in fact brightened the entire film.
“We’re talking about a malevolent force,” Whedon said of Fisher. “We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.”
Taking to Twitter following the article, Fisher derided: “Looks like Joss Whedo got to direct an endgame after all…”
Looks like Joss Whedon got to direct an endgame after all…
Rather than address all of the lies and buffoonery today—I will be celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tomorrow the work continues.#MLKDay
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 17, 2022
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