Melissa Benoist, the star of Vancouver-filmed Supergirl has spoken out about accusations of sexual harassment by series producer Andrew Kreisberg.
Benoist condemned workplace harassment in a Twitter
"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."
Supergirl co-creator Andrew Kreisberg has been accused of sexually harassing and inappropriately touching 19 current and past employees.
Warner Bros. TV Group is investigating allegations of workplace misconduct by Kreisberg.
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg," Warner Bros TV Group wrote in a statement.
“We have suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an internal investigation. We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”
Benoist felt compelled to speak publicly about the allegations.
“I am a woman who leads a show that supports equality and feminism, empowerment and fighting for what is right,” Benoist wrote.
“We all need to hold ourselves to a higher standard. So this week, I’ll head back to work on Supergirl even more committed to being a part of changing the norm by listening when people speak up, and refusing to accept an environment that is anything less than a safe, respectful and collaborative space.”
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