Andrew Kreisberg, co-creator and executive producer of The CW’s slate of DC superhero shows (Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl) has been suspended by Warner Bros. over allegations of sexual harassment. According to a report, 15 women and four men who have worked alongside the producer claim he “engaged in a pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years.”
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg,” the Warner Bros. TV Group said in a statement. “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.”
“There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our cast, crew, writers, producers and any staff,” Kresiberg’s boss Greg Berlanti’s company Berlanti Prods. said in an official statement. “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.”
The allegations against Kreisberg are the latest in a series of accusations leveled against numerous Hollywood and other entertainment industry figures. Today alone saw Ellen Page add her story to the growing list of actors claiming director Brett Ratner made lewd comments toward her and others on the set of X-Men: Last Stand, even as sexual harassment claims regarding longtime DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza resurfaced in a new report.