Sexual Harassment Corners Andrew Kreisberg! 'The Flash' & 'Supergirl' Writer Gets Suspended
The co-creator and executive producer of the CW/Warner Bros TV DC series 'The Flash,' 'Supergirl,' 'Legends of Tomorrow' and 'Arrow,' Andrew Kreisberg faces a suspension over allegations of sexual harassment on November 10.
He is now suspended from his duties, as WBTV is launching an investigation into the accusations.
In a statement on Friday night, WBTV said:
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg.”
Further words from the TV Group were:
“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."
Berlanti Productions' principals Greg Berlanti (boss of the CW/DC universe) and Sarah Schechter also released a statement which read:
“We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners.”
The principals added:
“We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros."
Furthermore, they expressed:
“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.”
Andrew, who has been one of the top lieutenants of Greg and a key auspice on all DC series, is amid the accusation of sexual misconduct by nineteen men and women, who have preferred to remain anonymous. The accusers are indeed the one who are current and former employees assisting Andrew in several projects.
The complaints were registered against Andrew as the accusers came to Variety to report his inappropriate behavior over a period of several years.
However, Andrew has denied all the allegations speaking to Variety. He told:
"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."
He even added:
“I have proudly mentored both male and female colleagues for many years. But never in what I believe to be an unwanted way and certainly never in a sexual way."
Well, as of now, it is a wait-and-watch situation as investigations are being carried out. However, the situation seems to get even worse for Andrew if the allegations are proved right, as the unpleasant consequences have already begun following him with Friday's suspension.
The 46-year-old writer/producer Andrew, besides being known for the shows is also remembered for his books. 'Batman: Dead to Rights,' 'Green Arrow/Black Canary: Big Game' and Arrow #8 "Deadshot's Shocking Return."