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Supergirl producer suspended by studio as sexual misconduct investigation gets under way

More than a dozen women and four men have accused Andrew Kreisberg of sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact, according to Variety

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 November, 2017, 2:30pm
UPDATED : Monday, 13 November, 2017, 10:54pm

Warner Bros. has suspended Supergirl producer Andrew Kreisberg amid an internal investigation involving sexual misconduct claims against him, the studio confirmed to USA TODAY on Saturday.

“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg,” said a statement provided by Warner Bros. spokeswoman Tammy Golihew. “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.”

Kreisberg, 46, is also a writer and producer for television series The Flash and Arrow.

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Variety first reported that 15 women and four men have accused Kreisberg of sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact, including touching and kissing people without consent, asking for massages and making sexualised comments.

Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions, which oversees Kreisberg’s shows, also confirmed the investigation to USA TODAY in a statement.

“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 Warner Bros.,” they wrote. “We do not tolerate harassment and are committed to doing everything we can to make an environment that’s safe.”

Kreisberg denied any inappropriate touching or massages to Variety, but said: “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.”