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'Arrow' producer suspended amid sexual harassment allegations

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Andrew Kreisberg, an executive producer on the CW shows "Arrow," "Supergirl" and "The Flash," has been suspended by over allegations of sexual harassment.

"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," TV Group said in a statement to Variety.

Kreisberg has been accused of engaging in a pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years, according to 15 women and four men who have worked with him.

"We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners. We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by

"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," said Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, who head Berlanti Productions which oversee Kreisberg's shows.

Kreisberg has strongly denied the allegations.

"I have made comments on women's appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualised. Like many people, I have given someone a non- sexual hug or kiss on the cheek," he said.

He added that any inappropriate touching or massages never occurred.

Many women said they found the work environment created by Kreisberg to be so hostile and "toxic" that they leave a room when he enters it. Kreisberg reiterated his denial that he gave any staffers unwanted attention.

"I have proudly mentored both male and female colleagues for many years. But never in what I believe to be an unwanted way and certainly never in a sexual way," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 13:02 IST
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