Report: CBS replaces NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Brad Kern, who was accused of sexual harassment and discrimination
Last December, Variety reported on complaints against Kern, including allegations he made inappropriate remarks about female employees, which resulted in an HR investigation. CBS also investigated Kern after he was accused of discriminating against women and making racially charged comments. Variety also reported he allegedly engineered the exit of original cast member Zoe McLellan because she was "unf*ckable." CBS wasn't able to corroborate all of the accusations, but found some inappropriate behavior that resulted in disciplinary action. Variety reported that after Kern was disciplined, NCIS: New Orleans continued to be a hostile work environment. Now that Season 4 has wrapped, Salon reports that Kern will no longer serve as showrunner and he will be replaced by executive producer Chris Silber. However, Salon says Kern will “still be involved with the show." Salon could not reach CBS TV Studios to confirm Kern's exit from his showrunner role.
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