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'English Is Not Her First Language'?! Joss Whedon Breaks Long Silence On Abuse Allegations In Shocking Interview!

Well, there’s breaking your silence and then there’s breaking your silence. Wow.

Joss Whedon has been accused of abusive, bullying behavior by various cast members across multiple projects over the past year or so, and throughout it all it seemed the usually wordy writer was keen to keep his head down and avoid any press on the situation.

But it turns out he was just biding his time and waiting to hit back if his new profile in New York magazine is anything to go on. Over the course of the bombshell interview, the Avengers director responds to almost every allegation, and it isn’t to apologize one-by-one.

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The accusations that opened the floodgates were made by Ray Fisher, the actor who played Cyborg in the Justice League movie.

Whedon was hired to take over after director Zack Snyder‘s family tragedy caused him to have to leave the project. (At least, that was the public story — more recently Snyder has implied the film was taken away from him due to studio worries, which makes sense considering they had one of the architects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe come in and reshoot a ton of it.)

Three years after the movie came out, Fisher took back all the positive words he had said at the time about Whedon’s direction and took to Twitter to accuse him of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior. He also blasted the higher-ups at Warner Bros.

While Whedon said none of Fisher’s claims were “either true or merited discussing” he did specifically respond to the implication that he was racist in having lightened the skin tone of Fisher and other actors of color, calling that accusation “false and unjust.” The filmmaker

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