It’s finally official. Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow has been fired by Warner Bros. Television Group after their investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed staff members. His removal from his current positions on The Flash and Supergirl are effective immediately.
According to a statement from Warner Bros. Television obtained by Variety, “[Executive Producer] Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller.” The company also reiterated its commitment to “providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”
Kreisberg was suspended on November 10th after allegations of “inappropriate behavior” surfaced. At the time, Variety reported that “fifteen men and four women” came forward to the site and Warner Bros. with stories of misconduct. According to the allegations, Kreisberg had a long history of inappropriate comments and engaging in unwanted physical contact. The stories range from the producer requesting massages from female employees, to viewing lewd images in the office, to simulating sex on a male staff member. It is also said he has a long-standing habit of judging women based on their appearance and making inappropriate comments in connection with his judgements. In one case, Kreisberg allegedly told a female employee, “Wow, you look so tired that I don’t even want to have sex with you anymore”, while her children were present.
The former executive producer was noticeably absent in publicity materials prior to the November 10th suspension. And “season preview” videos featuring Kreisberg posted in September on The CW’s YouTube channel disappeared as the allegations came to light. He still received a story credit in this week’s “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover among the four shows and will presumably still be listed as an executive producer through the remainder of the season.
Following that, he will like retain “Created by” or “Developed by” credits, but will have no further involvement with the programs.