Following news on Friday that Warner Bros. suspended The Flash and Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg amid allegations of sexual harassment, Arrow star Stephen Amell has issued a statement. Amell took to Facebook to say that he stood in solidarity with the women “and fully support[s] everything that they said.”
Amell revealed in a video that he had “no interest in speaking about an ongoing investigation” but made it clear that “if they need my help in any way shape or form, they will get it.” The actor emphasized that the entire cast and crew of his show were all about promoting “a safe and progressive work environment.”
Posted by Stephen Amell on Monday, November 13, 2017
“If anyone ever feels anything less than 100 percent safe, or anyone feels as though they aren’t allowed to express themselves and be the person that they are, that they should come to whomever they’re supposed to go to, and I’ll stand right beside them, right behind them,” he continued. “I’ll speak on their behalf if need be.”
He concluded, “in situations like this, if you’re not an active part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem. Period. That’s it. We do our best to have the best possible work environment. We will continue to do so.”
Amell’s statement follows those made by fellow Arrowverse stars Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), who publicly offered support of those who spoke out and called for change in the industry.
The allegations against Kreisberg, which he has denied, are merely the latest in a series of accusations leveled against prominent men in the entertainment industry. Within the past few days alone, Star Trek actor George Takei was hit with allegations and DC Entertainment suspended longtime editor Eddie Berganza, while actresses Ellen Page and Anna Paquin recounted the harassment of director Brett Ratner on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand.
Warner Bros. Television is conducting an internal investigation regarding the allegations against Kreisberg.
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