AceShowbiz - Andrew Kreisberg joins the growing list of Hollywood figures embroiled in sexual harassment scandal. The executive producer of The CW's DC shows like "Arrow", "Supergirl", "The Flash" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" has been suspended due to the accusations.
"We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg," Warner Bros. TV Group told 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."
Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, the heads of Berlanti Productions which oversee Kreisberg's shows, issued 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."
15 women and 4 men spoke out against Kreisberg on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. Many of the women are current or former employees on those shows. "You would have to watch what you said, what you wore, to try to stop being subjected to sexual innuendo," one woman claimed.
A high-level female producer allegedly voiced her concerns about his misconduct to a senior executive at Berlanti Productions last year but "there was zero response." The woman said, "Nothing happened. Nothing changed." The claim was denied by sources close to the company.
Meanwhile, Kreisberg explained himself, "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."