Nov 30, 2017

Warner Brothers fires producer of superhero shows following sexual harassment investigation

Executive producer Kreisberg claimed he made comments to women as producer, not in a sexual context
By The Canadian Press

Vancouver (CP) -- An executive producer for several Vancouver-shot superhero shows has been fired following what Warner Brothers Television Groups calls a thorough investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Warner Brothers terminated Andrew Kreisberg's employment, effective immediately, and said it is committed to providing a safe working environment for employees and everyone involved in company productions.

Kreisberg had been suspended from his work on "Arrow,'' "Supergirl," "The Flash" and "Legends of Tomorrow" amid accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching made by 19 former and current employees.

The accusations were first reported by Variety.

Kreisberg told Variety that he had made comments on women's appearances and clothes in his capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized.

Kreisberg's lawyer didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.