Melissa Benoist opened up about “Supergirl”s split from former executive producer Andrew Kreisberg after an investigation into sexual misconduct accusations posed against the creator, during the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday.
Benoist says that The CW program, which currently in its third season, is healing as a group after the revelations about Kreisberg’s workplace behavior.
“That was a major disappointment,” Benoist said. However, she said the “Supergirl” team, “has
as a cast and a crew together. We have an atmosphere on set now that I’m extremely proud of. There are a lot of amazing men that work on our show and we have a lot of amazing women in powerful positions on our show as well.”
Kreisberg was accused of inappropriate behavior by more than a dozen men and women last November. Speaking to Variety, the unnamed individuals accused Kreisberg of touching and kissing women without their permission, making sexualized comments about women’s appearances and requesting massages from female staff members.
Along with “Supergirl,” Kreisberg served as showrunner on both “The Flash” and “Arrow,” and was executive producer on “DC’s Legend of Tomorrow” and The CW Seed series “Vixen.” He’s been removed from all five shows and has seen his overall deal with Warner Bros. terminated.
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