Joss Whedon has left his HBO collection The Nevers, and actor Ray Fisher claims it’s “undoubtedly the outcome” of an ongoing Warner Bros investigation.
Fisher claimed in July that Whedon had shown “gross” and “abusive” behaviour on set, after which an investigation was launched the next month. Whedon didn’t launch an announcement on the matter.
“I’ve no intention of permitting Joss Whedon to make use of the outdated Hollywood tactic of ‘exiting’, ‘stepping down’, or ‘strolling away’ to cowl for his horrible behaviour,” Fisher wrote on Twitter in response to Whedon’s departure from The Nevers.
“WarnerMedia’s JL investigation has been in full swing for over three weeks now. That is undoubtedly a results of it.”
I’ve no intention of permitting Joss Whedon to make use of the outdated Hollywood tactic of “exiting”, “stepping down”, or “strolling away” to cowl for his horrible conduct.
WarnerMedia’s JL investigation has been in full swing for over 3 weeks now.
That is undoubtedly a results of it.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) November 26, 2020
In an announcement to Cinema Blend, Whedon stated: “This yr of unprecedented challenges has impacted my life and perspective in methods I may by no means have imagined, and whereas growing and producing The Nevers has been a joyful expertise, I realise that the extent of dedication required transferring ahead, mixed with the bodily challenges of constructing such an enormous present throughout a world pandemic, is greater than I can deal with with out the work starting to undergo.”
He continued: “I’m genuinely exhausted, and am stepping again to martial my power in the direction of my very own life, which can also be on the brink of thrilling change. I’m deeply pleased with the work we now have accomplished; I’m grateful to all my extraordinary solid and collaborators, and to HBO for the chance to form one more unusual world.
“The Nevers is a real labor of affection, however after two plus years of labour, love is about all I’ve to supply. It is going to by no means fade.”
In September, Jason Momoa sided with Ray Fisher, saying “severe stuff went down” on set.