With countless allegations of sexual harassment and assault coming to light in Hollywood, it’s difficult to comprehend how many alleged offenders are working in the industry. (Anyone else tired of finding out people you once admired are secretly scumbags?) That’s why it’s important to continue to out those who have used their power to harm others. As Hollywood’s roster of alleged harassers grows, we can’t help but wonder when it will all finally end. Or, if this is just the beginning.
Most recently, TV exec Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended amidst rumors of sexual harassment. Kreisberg is an executive producer for shows on The CW like Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash. According to Variety, details of Kreisberg’s inappropriate misconduct include touching people without permission. He also allegedly asked for massages and kissed women without asking their permission. Not ok.
The allegations against Kreisberg are not even close to being the first in Hollywood, unfortunately. Recently, comedian Louis C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct by five women in a New York Times article. Though he has since admitted that such rumors are true, other stars like Kevin Spacey have yet to admit that they’re at fault for their own wrongdoings.
Warner Bros. TV Group launched an investigation into Kreisberg’s behavior.
Four men and 15 women say that he engaged in alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over the years. Many of the victims who spoke out against Kreisberg waited to speak up. Why? They felt doing so would be unwise for their careers.
Sarah Schechter and Greg Berlanti of Berlanti Productions, which oversees Kresiberg’s shows, spoke out on the allegations.
Variety reports that Kreisberg strongly denies the allegations against him.
Stay strong and let your voices be heard.