The executive producer and co-creator of TV hits The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl has become the latest TV heavyweight fired following a sexual harassment allegation.
Andrew Kreisberg was initially suspended from his duties by executives at Warner Bros. three weeks ago, shortly after they launched an investigation into the accusations.
“After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately,” a company statement now reads. “We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”
Greg Berlanti, who produces the series Kreisberg helped create, will step in for him, assuming additional responsibilities on both The Flash and Supergirl, according to Deadline.com.
“Warner Bros Television Group recently concluded its investigation into the allegations against Andrew Kreisberg,” he wrote in a statement. “We encouraged and supported this investigation (and) 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.”
Several co-workers on The Flash complained about Kreisberg’s behavior, with one young writer accusing him of creating “a hostile work environment”.
Following his suspension earlier this month (Nov17), actors from Kreisberg’s shows, including Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin, spoke out to support the victims.