Supergirl Producer Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended by Warner Bros. TV Group following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, Variety reports. The 46-year-old man, who also works on The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, was accused of having inappropriate physical and non-physical contact with 19 people (15 women and four men) who have worked with him over the years.
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg,” Warner Bros. TV Group said in a statement to Variety. “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.”
According to sources were either witnesses or victims, the accused often touched people, asked for massages from female employees and gave kisses, all without permission. Andrew, on the other hand, vehemently denies these claims.
He told Variety, “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”
Both Melissa Benoist and Emily Bett Rickards, who star on Supergirl and Arrow, respectively, both took to social media to speak out about the allegations about the executive producer.
— Emily Bett Rickards (@EmilyBett) November 13, 2017
“Going to HR never crossed my mind, because it seems like nothing’s been enforced,” one source explained.
Another said, “The workplace feels unsafe,” followed by someone else saying, “He scares people.”
Many of the alleged victims’ stories can be found on Variety. Warner Bros. is currently investigating the situation and hopefully enough evidence will be gathered so that justice can be served.