Former Warner Bros. Screenwriter Recalls Company Sexual Harassment Presentation

Posted by November 11, 2017 Comment

On Friday, website Buzzfeed published a report detailing sexual harassment allegations against longtime DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza. Though allegations against Berganza have been reported before by Bleeding Cool and others, the Buzzfeed report comes amidst a sweeping tidal wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations against powerful men across the entertainment industry and politics — one that has remarkably captured the attention of the world. Buzzfeed’s report broke on the same day that DC Comics parent company Warner Bros. suspended Supergirl and The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg for sexual harassment allegations. In a statement issued by Warner Bros. in response to the Berganza allegations, a spokesperson said:

DC and WB are unequivocally committed to cultivating a work environment of dignity and respect, one that is safe and harassment free for all employees. We take all claims of harassment very seriously and investigate them promptly. Employees found in violation of the policies are dealt with swiftly and decisively, and subject to disciplinary actions and consequences.

A similar statement was made regarded Kreisberg:

We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg. 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.

But for those looking for more insight into Warner Bros.’s sexual harassment policies, Josh Friedman, co-screenwriter of Avatar 2 with James Cameron and writer and executive producer of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, shared a personal account on Twitter of attending a sexual harassment presentation at the company. The Sarah Connor Chronicles was produced by Warner Bros., though it aired on Fox.

(Last Updated November 15, 2017 4:03 am )

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