The company has launched an internal investigation into Andrew Kreisberg following allegations of harassment from multiple women.
Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of CW series including The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow, has been suspended by Warner Bros. TV Group over allegations of sexual harassment by multiple women, which were first reported by Variety.
The company has launched an internal investigation into the claims leveled against Kreisberg, according to a statement released Friday night.
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg. We have suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an internal investigation,” the company said in a statement. “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.”
Berlanti Productions, which oversees the series Kreisberg is attached to, also released a statement signed by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
“We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners. We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros,” it reads. “There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our cast, crew, writers, producers and any staff. We do not tolerate harassment and are committed to doing everything we can to make an environment that’s safe to work in and safe to speak up about if it isn’t.”
19 men and women, all of whom chose to remain anonymous, came forward to Variety to accuse the producer/showrunner of sexual misconduct, including inappropriate touching, over a period of several years. Many are current or former employees of the shows Kreisberg executive produced.
Kreisberg, according to the report, allegedly touched people and kissed women without consent, and asked for massages from female staff.
None of his accusers reported the alleged behavior to the HR department, though they claim the producer fostered a “toxic” work environment in which women were evaluated “based on their bodies.”
Kreisberg has denied the allegations, telling Variety, “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized.”