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Supergirl, Flash producer suspended after sexual harassment allegations

Supergirl, Flash producer suspended after sexual harassment allegations

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Warner Bros. has launched an investigation of Andrew Kreisberg, government producer on SupergirlThe FlashArrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and suspended him, EW has confirmed, after a few allegations against him.

Per Diversity, 15 females and four men possess reach forward to describe sexual harassment and diverse bodily misconduct by Kreisberg over a period of years. Accusing him of making a “toxic” atmosphere, sources who spoke to the newsletter recount the producer in most cases touched folks without permission, consistently made sexual feedback about females’s appearances, would put aside staffers, seriously females, in bad scenarios, and made undesirable sexual advances, among diverse complaints.

“Now we possess got in the present day been made awake about allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg,” Warner Bros. Television said in a press open. “Now we possess got suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an inner investigation. We deem all allegations of misconduct extraordinarily seriously, and are dedicated to creating a gather working atmosphere for our workers and all and sundry taking into account our productions.”

Constant with Diversity, not one in all the 19 accusers desired to be named for terror of retaliation, as a selection of the females are vulnerable or fresh workers.

Berlanti Productions, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter’s production company on the aid of the reveals, moreover issued a press open Friday night: “We were in the present day made awake about some deeply troubling allegations referring to one in all our showrunners. Now we possess got been encouraging and entirely cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros. There is nothing extra vital to us than the security and properly-being of our solid, crew, writers, producers and any personnel. We manufacture not tolerate harassment and are dedicated to doing all the pieces we can to plot an atmosphere that’s gather to work in and gather to talk up about if it isn’t.”

Kreisberg strongly denies the allegations, essentially based on Diversity. “I in point of fact possess made feedback on females’s appearances and apparel in my skill as an government producer, nonetheless they weren’t sexualized. Love many people, I in point of fact possess given somebody a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek,” he urged the newsletter. “I in point of fact possess proudly mentored both male and female colleagues for a selection of years. But by no plot in what I assume to be an undesirable potential and in point of fact by no plot in a sexual potential.” All the plot by Diversity‘s share — read it right here — he moreover denies individual accusations.

EW has reached out to Kreisberg for extra comment.

Whereas Kreisberg is an E.P. on all four of the fresh CW superhero reveals, he’s most concerned with The Flash and Supergirl. Every reveals already possess diverse co-showrunners in effect: Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner on Supergirl and Todd Helbing on The Flash. EW has reached out to Warner Bros. for extra vital points on how the reveals will doubtless be suffering from Kreisberg’s suspension.

—Extra reporting by Natalie Abrams

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