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“Supergirl” star responds after showrunner is accused of sexual harassment

Posted on 15 November 2017 by KWBG

© 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Robert Falconer(LOS ANGELES) — On Sunday night, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist, tweeted that she will return to work on the show, “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 collaborate space.”

The tweet comes after showrunner Andrew Kreisberg was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

Kreisberg, the executive producer of The CW’s DC Comics series, which also includes The Flash and Arrow, was suspended by Warner Bros. Television Group in the wake of the allegations, according to Variety. The company has launched an internal investigation into the claims leveled against him.

On Friday, Variety reported that nineteen men and women, many of whom are current or former employees of Kreisberg shows, anonymously came forward to accuse the producer of sexual misconduct which took place over several years.

Kreisberg has denied 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 told Variety.

Benoist did not name Kreisberg in her Twitter statement, but called for change, writing, “…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. I’ve spoke up about it in the past — publicly and not so publicly — and I’ll continue to do so. All of us should, without fear or shame. We all need to hold ourselves to a higher standard.”

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