Along with serving as a showrunner on Flash and Supergirl, Kreisberg is also an executive producer on Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. While the producer denies the claims, Warner Bros. I have always tried to conduct myself this way personally, as well. She points out how she is a star of a show that promotes feminism and equality, even though the industry that the show and her career are a part of haven't been doing that.
Many disagree, and many in the crew say that he creates a "toxic" environment, that he makes the workplace feel unsafe, and that he scares people. But I'm an optimist.
Melissa continued by stressing that "lasting change" is possible, adding that sexual harassment victims should always be heard. She finds herself without a doubt in a tough spot - working hard on a show all about empowerment in strength, even though it is run in part by a man with such terrible accusations of sexual misconduct against him.
Over the weekend, the Arrowverse was shook after producer Andrew Kreisberg was suspended following sexual harassment and assault allegations. We have suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an internal investigation.
Exactly where the Kreisberg case goes from here remains to be seen, but following the statements from both Benoist and Rickards, it would be unusual to see him return to either of their respective shows in the future.
In her statement, Benoist didn't name Kreisberg, but noted that "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".
The actor said she has spoken up about it in the past and will continue to do so. "All of us should, without fear or shame". "Nearly every source cites a constant stream of sexualized comments about women's appearances, their clothes, and their perceived desirability".
"We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners".
Benoist, 29, wrapped up her statement with a call to action urging her fans to hold themselves to a higher standard.
In her first public comment since news of Kreisberg's suspension broke, Benoist tweeted her thoughts. Benoist ended her comments by stating she'll see to it that, as she heads back to work on the series this week, she'll "refuse to accept an environment that is anything less than a safe, respectful, and collaborative space".
"According to sources who either witnessed this behavior or were subjected to it, Kreisberg is accused of frequently touching people without their permission, asking for massages from uncomfortable female staff members, and kissing women without asking".