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Arrow‘s Emily Bett Rickards speaks out following E.P.’s suspension over sexual harassment claims

Arrow‘s Emily Bett Rickards speaks out following E.P.’s suspension over sexual harassment claims

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Arrow star Emily Bett Rickards spoke out Sunday referring to the most recent allegations of sexual harassment against executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

“To the men who committed sexual harassment, who perpetuated rape culture, who flip a ‘blind detect,’ and complain about ‘reverse sexism’: You might well additionally be ancient and complicit,” Rickards tweeted. “To the ladies who chanced on the capability to keep up a correspondence up, to the ladies who supported every other and to the ladies discovering their yell: You might well additionally. You might well additionally be heroines.”

The notify comes quickly after Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh weighed in on the allegations — and now no longer one in every of the three actresses addressed Kreisberg by title. In a document published by Vary on Friday, 19 anonymous folk described their alleged sexual harassment experiences with the producer, who works on Arrow, DC’s Legends of TomorrowThe Flash, and Supergirl. (He’s extra straight obsessed with the latter two.)

Kreisberg, who strongly denied the allegations, was suspended as Warner Bros. Television location out to analyze.

Warner Bros. Television released a notify in the case of the allegations against Kreisberg gradual Friday: “Now we procure got now no longer too long within the past been made awake of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg,” the notify said. “Now we procure got suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an inside investigation. We capture all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to making a obtain working atmosphere for our workers and each person obsessed with our productions.”

Berlanti Productions, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter’s production firm within the relieve of the exhibits, also issued a notify Friday evening: “We were now no longer too long within the past made awake of some deeply troubling allegations in the case of 1 in every of our showrunners. Now we procure got been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros. There is nothing extra crucial to us than the security and properly-being of our forged, crew, writers, producers and any workers. We give up now no longer tolerate harassment and are committed to doing all the pieces we can to set aside an atmosphere that’s agreeable to work in and agreeable to keep up a correspondence up about if it isn’t.”

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