While promoting the limited series Waco at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist responded to a question about the sexual harassment allegations against EP Andrew Kreisberg, telling reporters that the cast and crew have “recovered together” since the news broke late last year.
Warner Bros. TV suspended Kreisberg, who served as showrunner on The Flash and Arrow in addition to Supergirl, while conducting an internal investigation into claims of sexual misconduct. Two weeks later, WBTV and The CW fired Kreisberg, who’s been accused by 19 men and women who had been“subjected to or witnessing incidents similar incidents of inappropriate touching and endemic sexual harassment.” Apparently, Kreisberg also asked “uncomfortable female staff members” for massage when he wasn’t making a “constant stream of sexualized comments” about female staffers’ appearances.
“That was a major disappointment,” Benoist said when asked about Kreisberg’s allegations and subsequent termination. But she said the former EP’s behavior hadn’t thrown the show off course; everyone “has recovered as a cast and a crew together. We have an atmosphere on set now that I’m extremely proud of. There are a lot of amazing men that work on our show and we have a lot of amazing women in powerful positions on our show as well.”
Kreisberg’s been removed from the credits for all the Arrowverse shows, including DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow and the animated Vixen. Greg Berlanti, whose Berlanti Productions co-produces Arrow and The Flash, has been filling in for Kreisberg since his firing.