'Justice League' producer Deborah Snyder says she reported an 'incident' involving Joss Whedon back in 2017

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  • Snyder and her husband, Zack, left "Justice League" after the death of their daughter, Autumn.

  • Before the movie opened in theaters, Snyder was informed of an "incident" involving Joss Whedon.

  • "I went to the higher-ups that someone came to me about Joss," Synder told Insider.

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Actor Ray Fisher was the first to speak out last year about filmmaker Joss Whedon's alleged inappropriate behavior on the set of "Justice League."

Now producer Deborah Snyder, who stepped away from the 2017 film, told Insider she was also made aware of an "incident" involving Whedon.

Snyder along with her husband and longtime producer partner, director Zack Snyder, left "Justice League" due to the suicide death of Zack's adopted daughter Autumn. Before the movie opened in theaters, the producer said she was informed of an "incident" involving Whedon, who had taken over following Zack's exit.

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"There was one incident I was aware of that I had reported back to the studio right before the movie came out," she said. "I went to the higher-ups that someone came to me about Joss."

"I think it was resolved in a way that the person was happy with," Snyder continued. "That's all I can really say."

WarnerMedia confirmed Snyder's report to Insider but had no further comment. Reps for Whedon declined to comment.

After Fisher spoke out in the summer of 2020, other stars from the movie also shared their stories, including Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman, and Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman.

An investigation by WarnerMedia concluded in 2020 with no details given except that "remedial action" was being taken.

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(L-R) "Justice League" stars Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher all spoke out about Joss Whedon's behavior on set. Warner Bros.

In February, actress Charisma Carpenter, who starred in the Whedon-created TV series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," also spoke out against the filmmaker, claiming he "abused his power on numerous occasions."

Carpenter's costar Michelle Trachtenberg also shared her story on the "Buffy" set, claiming that there had been a rule created that Whedon was not allowed to be in a room alone with her.

"Buffy" star Sarah Michelle Gellar also shared a post on social media, writing that she "stands with all survivors of abuse and am proud of them for speaking out."

Whedon's reps did not respond to requests for comment on these accusations.

The much-anticipated "Snyder Cut" of "Justice League" will be released in a four-hour version on HBO Max on March 18.

Though it's a fulfilling moment for the Snyders, Deborah admitted it has been painful to learn what happened on the "Justice League" set after they left.

"As a female producer I strive for creating a safe work environment for everyone to be creative, so to hear allegations that that happened on a movie with so many of our crew was upsetting," she said. "I applaud Ray and others who came forward in this investigation because I think it takes a lot of courage, quite honestly, to do that."

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