'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist Speaks Out After Showrunner Suspended For Sexual Harassment
13 November 2017, 12:18
Andrew Kreisberg was suspended last week after claims were made against him by fifteen women and four men.
Last week, producers at Warner Bros announced the immediate suspension of Andrew Kreisberg, producer and showrunner for the CW’s Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, after multiple allegations emerged of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Now, the star of Supergirl Melissa Benoist has spoken out about the situation in a Twitter post, stating that she belives "lasting change is possible, and when people are mistreated, they should have a safe forum to speak their truth and always be heard."
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Kreisberg was accused of harassment by 15 women and 4 men in a piece published by Variety which claimed the showrunner "frequently touching people without their permission, asking for massages from uncomfortable female staff members, and kissing women without asking." Kreisberg denies any inappropriate action, stating that "I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek."
Warner Bros are now holding an internal investigation into the claims as production continues on their various The CW superhero shows.