Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg fired following sexual harassment allegations
Warner Bros. Television Group has taken action against the CW producer.
The company released a statement on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, to announce that Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of the hit CW/DC Comics shows Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, has been fired.
"After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg's employment, effective immediately," the statement began (via Entertainment Tonight). "We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions."Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies at 89
"Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing," the company continued, "and Supergirl, where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller."
Berlanti's production company also responded to Kreisberg's termination, saying, "We encouraged and supported [the Warner Bros.] investigation, we believe and support the individuals who came forward, and we agree with the studio's decision. Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of all our colleagues, coworkers, crew and staff alike."
As Nicki Swift previously reported, Kreisberg was suspended amid the Warner Bros. investigation after 19 people accused him of sexual harassment in a Variety exposé on Nov. 10. According to the report, the exec "engaged in a pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years," and created a "hostile and toxic" work environment by "frequently touching people without their permission."Controversies rock Hollywood in 2017
Supergirl star Melissa Benoist later addressed the allegations on Instagram. "I am a woman who leads a show that supports equality and feminism empowerment, and fighting for what is right….Sadly, the show and my career are a part of an industry that doesn't always mirror these sentiments," she wrote in a text-post. "I'll head back to work on Supergirl even more committed to being a part of changing the norm by listening when people speak up, and refusing to accept an environment that is anything less than a safe, respectful and collaborative space."
Kreisberg is the latest Hollywood big shot to face consequences following accusations of sexual misconduct ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October 2017.