In a new report published by The Hollywood Reporter, multiple sources claimed that the chairman of DC Comics Geoff Johns stopped Syfy’s Krypton producer from hiring Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page for being black, but Johns says he doesn’t.

The report described how the director of the Justice League Joss Whedon was allegedly “abusive” of the cast and how those in leadership positions, including John’s, allegedly facilitated this behavior. Whedon has never publicly addressed the allegations first made by the Justice League actor Ray Fisher.

John’s agent denied the allegations in a statement to E! Messages that share: “Geoff never said that Superman couldn’t have a black ancestor or be black – there have been different versions of Superman in the comics for decades, so he does and can be diverse.”

“However, the expectation for KRYPTON was that it would initially be seen by fans as a possible sequel to Man of Steel,” he continued, “and the leadership should call a young Henry Cavill.”