Melissa Benoist, the protagonist of “Supergirl“spoke to you through your account Twitter on the allegations against Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of the series.
“I am a woman who heads a show that supports feminism and equality, the empowerment and the fight for what is right (…), the show and my career are part of an industry that does not always reflect these feelings… This is heartbreaking and sometimes makes me feel powerless. I know I’m not the only who feels this way, but I’m optimistic. I think that it is possible to lasting change, where people are battered have a secure forum to tell your truth and be heard,” wrote the actress of 29 years.
“When people commit crimes or harass others, always must be accountable, no matter what industry you work or how much power they have. I have already spoken of this in public, publicly and not so publicly, and will continue to do so. We should all, without fear or shame,” added Benoist without naming the producer.
A couple of days ago, Warners Bros. Television Group suspended Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of “Supergirl“and “Arrow,” on which he is carried out an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and groping, and improper raised by 19 current employees and retirees.
The allegations were reported first by the weekly Variety, which did not provide the names of the 15 women and four men who accused Kreisberg.
Kreisberg told Variety: “I have made comments about the appearance and clothing of women from my position as executive producer, but they did not have a sexual content. Like many people, I have given someone a hug is not sexual or a kiss on the cheek”.
Warners Bros. confirmed the suspension Saturday, and said in a statement: “we Take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously”.
The programs produced by Kreisberg broadcast on the CW network.