In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal that rocked Hollywood to its core, the hits keep a’coming.
Andrew Kreisberg, an executive producer on the CW shows “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” is reportedly being investigated for behavior deemed inappropriate, Variety reported.
Warner Bros. TV Group has suspended Kreisburg while it looks into “misconduct” claims.
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg,” 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.”
Variety named 19 women as sources, to include current or former employees, all of whom wanted to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation. Many of the women said the work environment created by Kreisberg was so hostile and “toxic” that they left a room when he entered it.
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All the men and women who spoke to Variety describe similar incidents of inappropriate touching and endemic sexual harassment; they often told the same stories and corroborated each other’s accounts.
According to sources who either witnessed this behavior or were subjected to it, Kreisberg is accused of frequently touching people without their permission, asking for massages from uncomfortable female staff members, and kissing women without asking. Almost every source cites a constant stream of sexualized comments about women’s appearances, their clothes, and their perceived desirability.
Kreisberg strongly denies any sexual motivations to his interactions with women.
“I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized,” he told Variety. “Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”
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