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Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 12:04AM EDT
Les Moonves sexual harassment allegations look like further proof that abusive power players shape the stories that are told
Moonves is a one of the most influential gatekeepers in what stories are told and how they are told, and his impact extends all the way through CBS' many subsidiaries, from CBS News to CBS All Access to The CW and Simon & Schuster. So it should be concerning that somebody accused of sexual harassment has overseen a CBS Corp. that has been brimming with sexual misconduct allegations, from 60 Minutes to Charlie Rose to former NCIS producer Brad Kern and CW Arrowverse producer Andrew Kreisberg. "The point is simply this: People accused of sexual harassment and assault have formed the backbone of police procedurals, teen superhero dramas and some of the country’s (previously) most trusted news programming," says Caroline Framke. "How did these men shape the stories they were telling to millions? Which stories haven’t been told at all? Whose voices were silenced or dismissed as unimportant? Who was elevated, and who became collateral damage? What, exactly, have we lost because of powerful egos throwing their weight around?"
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Greg Berlanti on former Arrowverse showrunner Andrew Kreisberg: “I was shocked, I was disappointed, I was confused”
Berlanti, who’s been juggling 10 shows across his Berlanti Productions, says he first learned of the sexual harassment allegations against Kreisberg one week before they were published in Variety. Berlanti says he did know that Kreisberg had anger management issues, but not about the sexual harassment complaints. “I was shocked, I was disappointed, I was confused,” Berlanti tells Variety. “But my overwhelming desire then and to this moment was how can I fix this, how can I help people that may have been hurt in any way. That is still the predominant feeling I have about all of it. So that supersedes all of the other feelings and emotions.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
Arrowverse executive producer Andrew Kreisberg fired following a “thorough” sexual harassment investigation
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kreisberg, executive producer of the DC Comics dramas Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow, has been terminated following his suspension weeks ago over sexual harassment allegations. "After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately," Warner Bros. TV said in a statement. "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. We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions."
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 7:29PM EST
All Arrow-verse shows had meetings this week with Greg Berlanti to discuss Andrew Kreisberg’s sexual harassment suspension
Berlanti, who oversees all of The CW superhero shows, has been holding meetings with the casts and crew of each show, both in Burbank and Vancouver.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:27PM EST
Grant Gustin reacts to The Flash boss’ sexual harassment suspension
“Hearing of different men, again and again… treating women as if they are less than, and both physically and emotionally abusing them… is not OK,” he wrote in a lengthy Instagram comment days after Arrow-verse showrunner Andrew Kreisberg's suspension. “This can’t become our new normal.”
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:34PM EST
Arrow’s Stephen Amell addresses the sexual harassment investigation against his boss
Amell never mentions Arrow-verse boss Andrew Kreisberg’s name in a Facebook video he posted today. But he says “if they need my help in any way shape or form, they will get it,” adding that he had “no interest in speaking about an ongoing investigation.”
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:57AM EST
Following Supergirl boss’ suspension, Melissa Benoist tweets “when people commit crimes or harass others, they should always be held accountable”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Benoist and fellow Supergirl star Chyler Leigh, as well as Arrow’s Emily Bett Rickards, commented Sunday night on sexual harassment in the workplace without mentioning Arrow-verse boss Andrew Kreisberg, who was suspended Friday for alleged sexual harassment. “When people commit crimes or harass others, they should always be held accountable — no matter what industry they work in or how much power they wield," Benoist wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. "I've spoke up about it in the past — publicly and not so publicly — and I'll continue to do so. All of us should, without fear or shame. We all need to hold ourselves to a higher standard."
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Producer who co-created Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow has been suspended amid sexual harassment investigation
Andrew Kreisberg, who serves as an executive producer on all four shows, was suspended by Warner Bros. after what executive producer Greg Berlanti called “some deeply disturbing allegations” surfaced against him. According to Variety, which spoke to 19 sources, men and women “describe similar incidents of inappropriate touching and endemic sexual harassment; they often told the same stories and corroborated each other’s accounts.” The allegations include “asking for massages from uncomfortable female staff members, and kissing women without asking.” For his part, Kreisberg denies acting inappropriately, telling Variety: “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.”
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 12:00AM EST
Supergirl boss weighs in on “Sanvers”
“We decided to take from our own lives,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says of the inspiration for Monday’s episode.