“Supergirl” Showrunner Fired After Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Andrew Kreisberg, co-creator and executive producer on the TV series “Supergirl”, has been fired by Warner Bros. after an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

A statement by the Warner Bros. TV Group reads: “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.”

Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, whose Berlanti Productions produces the shows with Warner Bros., said in a 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 – coworkers, crew and staff alike.”

While Kreisberg has denied the allegations, up to 19 people (both women and men) who worked on these TV shows described being subjected to or witnessing incidents, including inappropriate touching and endemic sexual harassment.

Source: Variety

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