The Flash & Supergirl Showrunner Fired After Sexual Harassment Claims

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Andrew Kreisberg will not return to his duties on The CW's roster of DC TV series. 

The news comes just weeks after it was revealed that he was suspended by Warner Bros. TV Group after allegations of sexual harassment came to the forefront. 

Andrew Kreisberg

“After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately,” the company said in a statement.

“We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”

Kreisberg served as co-showrunner on both The Flash and Supergirl. He was very involved in the creative decisions on both series. Greg Berlanti is said to be stepping in to replace Kreisberg on both shows in the meantime. 

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“Warner Bros. Television Group recently concluded its investigation into the allegations against Andrew Kreisberg,” Berlanti Prods.’ Berlanti and Sarah Schechter said in a statement.

“We encouraged and supported this investigation, we believe and support the individuals who came forward, and we agree with the studio’s decision."

"Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of all our colleagues — coworkers, crew and staff alike.”

The original allegation about Kreisberg's misconduct allegedly centered on the way he acted towards a young female writer on The Flash. His actions were said to create a "hostile work environment."

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When he was initially accused, Kreisberg was quick to deny the allegations. 

“I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized,” he said.

“I have proudly mentored both male and female colleagues for many years. "

"But never in what I believe to be an unwanted way and certainly never in a sexual way.”

In the days that followed Andrew's suspension, stars of The CW's slate of superhero-themed TV shows opened up in support of the victims. 

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The Flash continues Tuesday on The CW. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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