A few weeks back, Andrew Kreisberg, who is best known for his work as executive producer and showrunner on shows like The Flash and Supergirl, was accused of sexual harassment by nineteen men and women.
On the heels of those allegations, The CW suspended Kreisberg and launched an internal investigation. Now, in a statement from Warner Bros., it has been revealed that Kreisberg has been fired from all projects.
Here’s what Warners had to say (via THR):
“After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately. Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”
Kreisberg has also been dismissed from his work on Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Vixen, and an upcoming project that he was working with Greg Berlanti on. The status of that project is now reportedly up in the air.
Greg Berlanti of Berlanti Productions, along with his head of TV, Sara Schechter, said the following in a joint statement:
“Warner Bros. Television Group recently concluded its investigation into the allegations against Andrew Kreisberg. We encouraged and supported this 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 — co-workers, crew and staff alike.”
Whether or not this ends up affecting the shows will remain to be seen, but given the sheer breadth of content there, we’re sure Berlanti and co. will be able to find a suitable replacement in the coming months.
Andrew Kreisberg has been one of many men in Hollywood to be accused of sexual misconduct, and is on a list that includes such names as Harvey Weinstein, John Lasseter, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K.
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