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Warner Bros. Television has cut ties with “The Flash” and “Supergirl” EP Andrew Kreisberg following allegations of sexual harassment made against the producer.
Greg Berlanti will be taking over some of Kreisberg’s responsibilities on the two CW superhero shows in his absence, working with “The Flash” co-showrunner Todd Helbing and “Supergirl” co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller.
Kreisberg served as showrunner on both “The Flash” and “Arrow,” and was executive producer on “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legend of Tomorrow” and The CW Seed series “Vixen.” He’s been removed from all five shows and has seen his overall deal with Warner Bros. terminated.
“After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately,” Warner Bros. Television said in a statement. “We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”
Berlanti also issued a joint statement with his Berlanti Productions head of television Sarah Schechter supporting the decision to terminate Kreisberg.
“Warner Bros. Television Group recently concluded its investigation into the allegations against Andrew Kreisberg,” the statement said. “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.”
Kreisberg was accused of inappropriate behavior by more than a dozen men and women earlier this month. Speaking to Variety, the unnamed individuals accused Kreisberg of touching and kissing women without their permission, making sexualized comments about women’s appearances and requesting massages from female staff members.
Warner Bros. announced on Nov. 10 that it had put Kreisberg on suspension as it launched an internal investigation.