Warner Bros. Fires Andrew Kreisberg In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Posted by November 29, 2017 Comment

It took longer than it took the rosters of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow to resolve an interdimensional crisis in their latest super-mega-crossover event, but Warner Bros has finished its investigation into Arrowverse co-creator and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and fired him, according to a report from THR. Kreisberg was suspended in early November after a report detailed 19 complaints against the producer.

Andrew Kreisberg
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“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg,” said Warner Bros. TV Group in a statement at the time. “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.”

Following the announcement, several Arrowverse stars made general statements of support for victims of sexual harassment and abuse. The suspension of Kreisberg coincided with the suspension and eventual firing of DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza after a report of longstanding sexual harassment claims was presented on Buzzfeed, amidst the new context of a global sexual harassment scandal enveloping the entertainment industry.

“After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately,” the company said today. “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.”

Additionally, Berlanti and Berlanti Productions Head of Television Sarah Schechter issued their own joint statement, which read, “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.”

(Last Updated November 29, 2017 2:48 pm )

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