The Flash, Arrow Boss Andrew Kreisberg Fired After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Two weeks after he was suspended due to sexual harassment allegations, The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had been fired from the shows by Warner Bros. Television. Additionally, his overall production deal with the studio has been terminated.
The news comes from Entertainment Weekly, which reports the producer was officially let go after an internal investigation into claims from 15 women and four men that alleged sexual harassment and misconduct. As part of the termination, Kreisberg’s name will be removed from the shows. “We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions,” WBTV says in a statement.
While he was listed as a producer on all four of The CW’s DC universe shows, he was most involved with the production of The Flash and Supergirl. In his absence, co-showrunners Todd Helbing (The Flash) and Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller (Supergirl) will continue working on the shows. Additionally, WBTV says executive producer Greg Berlanti, whose company Berlanti Productions is behind The CW’s DC universe, will assume “additional responsibilities” on the two series.
The claims made against Kreisberg were first published by Variety in an expose that alleged he made sexualized comments about women, asked for massages from female staff, and touched or kissed people without permission. At the time, the producer denied the allegations. “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized,” he said in a statement. “Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”
Shortly after the Variety piece was posted, several cast members from the various superhero shows, including Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), Stephen Amell (Arrow), and Caity Lotz (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) spoke out against harassment and sexual misconduct on social media.
The news of Kreisberg’s termination comes one day after the conclusion of the Crisis on Earth-X crossover event, which saw the casts of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow unite in a two-night event to fight Nazis from another dimension.
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