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Ray Fisher issues open letter against DC Films president, confirms the Flash’s resignation

Through a long open letter, Ray Fisher revealed that Warner Bros. officially withdrawn from DC’s upcoming film, The Flash. According to the actor, while he does not agree with the decision, it is not surprising.

Fisher has therefore decided to publish a scathing text about the conduct of current DC Films president Walter Hamada, who last week renewed his contract with the company.

The interpreter of Cyborg does not deny his disappointment and claims that his character was an important part of the Flash movie, but that faced with Warner’s decision, he would not return to play the hero.

Walter Hamada, president of DC Films, is the one to whom most of Ray Fisher’s criticisms are directed

Below you can read the open letter posted on Twitter, translated into Portuguese:

I have received official confirmation that Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to withdraw from the casting of The Flash. I absolutely disagree with their decision, but it’s not surprising. Despite the misunderstanding, Cyborg’s involvement in The Flash was far bigger than a cameo – and while I regret the missed opportunity to bring Victor Stone back to the screen, exposing Walter Hamada’s actions will turn out to be a much greater contribution to our world.

On December 30, 2020, I clarified that I could not – in good conscience – participate in a production associated with current DC Filmes President Walter Hamada. The reasoning behind this statement was twofold:

1) Walter’s intentional attempt to undermine the Justice League investigation in order to protect his friend and former co-chair Geoff Johns.

2) Walter’s attempt to protect himself by contributing to the public dissemination of lies and disinformation about me and the Justice League investigation at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Keep in mind that Walter Hamada’s interference in the Justice League investigation is a completely different matter from the investigation itself. And while Walter’s behavior was not a priority in the Justice League remakes investigation, his dangerous and empowering actions during the investigation process must be held accountable.

On July 7, 2020, during a fifteen minute phone call with Walter, I made several attempts to get him to take my allegations of misconduct against Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns and Job Berg through the appropriate channels.

Instead of explaining the situation when asked initially, Walter belittled Joss Whedon and Jon Berg in an attempt to cover up Geoff Johns. When I alerted Walter that Geoff was, in fact, a major contributor to the issues – including blatant racism – Walter attempted, but was unsuccessful, to get me to reveal the names of witnesses and other details that might be used to alert Geoff to anything. claims that could be brought against him. Walter has gone so far as to severely dismiss some of my statements as false because of his work experience and personal relationship with Geoff.

Walter indicated that he was made aware of Joss Whedon’s problematic behavior long before my July 1, 2020 report. That information likely came from Geoff Johns, with whom Walter was co-president of DC Films. Regardless of how he was informed, Walter knew there was legitimacy in my claims against Joss Whedon, but he persisted in trying to downplay and dismiss the situation – claiming it was the producer’s job. to “protect the director” and that he was looking to “go beyond” anything with Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Nothing happened until I told Walter that he agreed to take my claims – saying it was “above his salary level”. Realizing that he had crossed the line and that I had no intention of backing down, Walter made matters worse by making a conscious joke of not wanting me to put “that on Twittter”.

Well, there we are …

Despite Walter’s best efforts, the Justice League investigation was able to uncover racist, coercive, discriminatory and retaliatory behavior by Geoff Johns during his tenure as a WarnerMedia affiliate. It also led to a more immediate split between WarnerMedia and Joss Whedon.

While it is legally and financially safer to silently eliminate Geoff Johns or let Joss Whedon “come out” on his own – I do not share any of those responsibilities.

My responsibilities are and have been:

1) Try to protect those who have had the courage to lend their voice to the Justice League investigation.

2) Use the little power I have to ensure that the behavior displayed in the workplace during Justice League remakes (and during your investigation) does not happen again.

No one in any profession deserves to have to argue with their employer over allegations of abuse, racism and discrimination in order for them to adopt the right posture. And no one, in any capacity, should try to dissuade those who wish to report such allegations from doing so.

Walter’s actions turned this account of a 2017 set-top misconduct investigation into a prime example of today’s Hollywood cover-up culture. Your contribution to the Warner Bros. The images of The Wrap were bogus, cowardly, and reckless.

I say that Walter Hamada is unfit for a leadership position – and I am ready, at any time, to take a polygraph test to back up my claims against him. I don’t know how many cases of workplace abuse Walter has attempted to cover up in the past, but hopefully the Justice League investigation will be the last.

And if the end of my time as a Cyborg comes at the cost of helping to raise awareness and empower the actions of Walter Hamada – I’ll gladly pay.

Forward!

With gratitude,

Ray

Responsibility over entertainment

Ray Fisher will be in the new version of Justice League released on HBO Max by Zack Snyder, the original director of the feature film whose remakes resulted in this huge mess. As for The Flash, it wasn’t clear if the Cyborg would be permanently cut off from the plot or if Warner Bros. will cast a new actor to play the character.

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