WBTV has suspended co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner Andrew Kreisberg from his duties on The Flash tonight, over multiple allegations of sexual harassment that have been levied against him. This is per Deadline and Variety, both of which are reporting on a statement released by Warner Bros. TV Group tonight, stating, “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.”
Kreisberg is a long-time member of the Greg Berlanti production family, with credits on all of the TV megaproducer’s superhero shows, including Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends Of Tomorrow. According to Deadline, there have apparently been numerous complaints about him from Flash staffers, though, accusing him of creating a “toxic” and “unhealthy” work environment, and stating that he “engaged in a pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years.”
Berlanti and production partner Sarah Schechter issued their own statement tonight, expressing their full cooperation with the Warner Bros. investigation:
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.
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.
The Flash is currently in the midst of airing its fourth season on The CW. Kreisberg—who spoke to Variety about the allegations—had denied behaving in an inappropriate way.