In past couple of months, following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood appears to be cleaning house. This past week allegations have surfaced against comedian Louis C.K., George Takei, Brett Ratner, and more. It seems like the onslaught is endless, and it doesn’t look like it will be ending for awhile.
Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer for Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, has been suspended by Warner Brothers Television amid sexual harassment allegations.
According to Variety, 15 women and four men have come forward about the sexual harassment and gross misconduct perpetuated by Kreisberg over a period of years. Sources speaking to Variety claimed that Kreisberg had created a toxic work environment. Allegations include the following: frequently touched people without permission, consistently made sexual comments about women’s appearances, would put staffers, especially women, in uncomfortable situations, and made unwanted sexual advances.
None of the 19 accusers wanted to be named in fear of retaliation, which, unfortunately, is common against victims. As we learned, Weinstein used similar tactics as well.
Warner Brothers Television released a statement on the investigation.
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg. We have suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an internal investigation. We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”
Berlanti Productions, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter’s production company, also released a statement.
“We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners. We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros. There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our cast, crew, writers, producers and any staff. We do not tolerate harassment and are committed to doing everything we can to make an environment that’s safe to work in and safe to speak up about if it isn’t.”
Kreisberg has denied the accusations.
While he is involved on all four shows, even coming up with the story for Crisis on Earth-X along with Marc Guggenheim, Kreisberg is most involved with The Flash and Supergirl. Both shows have showrunners: Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner on Supergirl and Todd Helbing on The Flash.
While many of us at 4 Your Excitement are great fans of the Arrowverse shows, we would like to make it clear that we stand with the victims. We hope that justice will be served and that steps will be taken to ensure the safest working conditions for them all.
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