It just will not stop. Another Hollywood influencer is being investigated following sexual harassment allegations. According to Variety, Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer on all of the Arrowverse shows and the current ‘The Flash’ showrunner, has been accused by 15 women and 4 men of sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact.
Following the allegations, Warner Bros. TV Group issued a statement to Variety:
“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.”
Another individual to speak on the allegations was Greg Berlanti, who many know as the architect of the current CW Superhero Universe. He and Sarah Schechter, who lead Berlanti Productions, issued a statement regarding the investigation:
“We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros. 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.”
Kreisberg himself denied the allegations, even going as far as releasing a statement to Variety. I will not be posting his comments here due to the fact that he is not the center of this story, the victims are. Their allegations need to be heard and posting his denial will bury the true lead here.
Many of the victims are still current employees of the DC shows currently on the CW and all made the decision to remain anonymous. Their stories were discussed thoroughly in the Variety piece, which I will link below.
The one thing I do want to leave you with is as more and more of these allegations come forward, whether it be about Kreisberg or any other person of note, it is important to remember the true story here and that is the victims. The accused may run your favorite show or be in an upcoming movie you’re excited for but just remember that he or she made an awful decision and doesn’t deserve to be rewarded for it.
Take the money you were going to spend on that movie or use the time you were going to watch that show and give back. Here is a link to an organization dedicated to stopping sexual violence, they’re called Only With Consent. Donate if you’re able or find a way to give back to victims of sexual assault and harassment because these issues don’t stop by outing the bad people, it’s by educating and learning that no means no. –Jackson Hayes