The co-creator of hit TV superhero shows Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow has been suspended by studio executives over allegations of sexual harassment.
Warner Bros. TV Group bosses have launched an investigation into claims made against Andrew Kreisberg, who also serves as an executive producer on the comic book series.
In a statement, officials wrote, “We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg. 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.”
Sources tell Deadline.com Kreisberg had displayed “inappropriate” behavior with a young female writer on an early season of The Flash, and had created a “hostile work environment”.
The outlet reports at least one other female colleague, a director who worked on episodes of Arrow and The Flash, had also previously filed a complaint about the producer’s behavior.
Kreisberg’s representatives have yet to comment on the accusations or his subsequent suspension.
The news emerges amid a wave of Hollywood sex scandals, sparked by the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was hit with multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault in an initial expose in The New York Times in early October (17). Filmmaker Brett Ratner, actors Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Piven, and comedian Louis C.K. have since faced similar claims of sexual misconduct.