Supergirl big establish Melissa Benoist has spoken out concerning the recent suspension of govt producer Andrew Kreisberg following studies of sexual harassment and numerous misconduct.
“I am a girl who leads a reveal that supports equality and feminism, empowerment, and preventing for what is appropriate. I genuinely include at all times tried to behavior myself this formulation in my opinion, as successfully. Sadly, the reveal and my career are a phase of an change that doesn’t at all times mirror these sentiments,” she wrote. “Right here’s heartbreaking, and at cases makes me feel helpless. I know I’m now not the suitable one who feels this formulation. But I’m an optimist. I own lasting change is doubtless, and when of us are mistreated, they must include a stable dialogue board to talk their truth and at all times be heard. And when of us commit crimes or harass others, they must at all times be held guilty — regardless of what change they work in or how great strength they wield. I’ve spoken up about it within the previous — publicly and now not so publicly — and I’ll proceed to cast off out so. All of us need to, without pain or disgrace.”
Benoist concluded, “All of us need to cast off ourselves to a elevated identical earlier. So this week, I’ll head abet to work on Supergirl even more committed to being a phase of altering the norm by listening when of us say up, and refusing to settle for an ambiance that is one thing now not up to a stable, respectful and collaborative sigh.”
The actress didn’t handle Kreisberg by establish in her post. In a sage revealed by Differ on Friday, 19 nameless of us described their alleged experiences with the producer. Kreisberg is an govt producer on The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of The following day, besides to Supergirl.
Fellow Supergirl actress Chyler Leigh also addressed the pain on Instagram, starting with a quote from Maya Angelou: “Whenever a girl stands up for herself, without sparkling it presumably, without claiming it, she stands up for all girls.” “Let’s get up Ladies. Let’s get up FOR every numerous. Let’s get up WITH every numerous. Let’s #createchange together #sheroes,” she added.
Boring Friday, Warner Bros. Television launched an announcement regarding the sage that described Kreisberg as creating a “poisonous” work ambiance the attach he allegedly touched of us without permission, repeatedly made sexual comments about girls’s appearances, and made staffers feel downhearted. “We include now recently been made attentive to allegations of misconduct towards Andrew Kreisberg,” the stated. “We include now suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an interior investigation. We pick all allegations of misconduct extraordinarily severely, and are committed to creating a stable working ambiance for our workers and each person furious about our productions.”
Berlanti Productions, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter’s production firm late the reveals, also issued an announcement Friday evening: “We had been recently made attentive to about a deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners. We include now been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros. There could be nothing more crucial to us than the safety and successfully-being of our solid, crew, writers, producers and any workers. We present out now not tolerate harassment and are committed to doing every thing we are able to to make an ambiance that’s stable to work in and stable to talk up about if it isn’t.”
Kreisberg strongly denied the allegations to Differ.