19 People Allege Sexual Misconduct Against CW Showrunner

And more on the latest accusations in Hollywood
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 12, 2017 5:30 AM CST
CW Showrunner Suspended After 19 People Allege Sexual Misconduct
In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg participates in a panel during The CW Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Supergirl and Arrow showrunner Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended amid accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching from 19 former and current employees, the AP reports. Warner Bros. Television Group confirmed the suspension and investigation Saturday. The company says in a statement it "takes all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously." Accusations against Kreisberg first were reported by Variety, which did not identify the accusers by name, saying they feared retaliation. Kreisberg's shows run on the CW network. He's also an executive producer of The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. More details and other new developments in the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal:

  • Kreisberg's agent didn't immediately return an email seeking comment Saturday. Kreisberg told Variety he's made comments on women's appearances and clothes in his capacity as an executive director "but they were not sexualized." He also said, like others, "I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek."

  • Star Trek actor George Takei has denied he groped a model-actor in 1981. Takei said Saturday on Twitter that events described in an interview with Scott R. Brunton "simply did not occur."
  • Attorneys for actress Paz de la Huerta say a subpoena in the Harvey Weinstein rape investigation requesting all medical treatment records from her therapist is too broad. Court papers say investigators are seeking privileged information and she should have a chance to review it before turning it over to prosecutors. The Boardwalk Empire actress told police she was raped by Weinstein twice in 2010; her therapist has said she recalled the actress telling her this. Manhattan District Attorney investigators are seeking access to the therapist's records, requesting "any and all medical treatment records." De la Huerta's attorneys say the grand jury probe is limited to the 2010 case, and forcing her to turn over other highly personal records would be embarrassing and damaging.
  • Massachusetts prosecutors will meet with the son of a former Boston TV news anchor who said Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted the teenage boy at a Nantucket restaurant. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe told the Boston Globe on Friday the meeting "will occur soon." O'Keefe said the investigation will proceed "from there after we have a chance to speak with the person who made the allegation."

  • On Twitter, Rebel Wilson revealed two incidents: One in which "a male star, in a position of power asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his ass. All whilst his male 'friends' tried to film the incident on their iPhones and laughed." After she got away, she says she "was threatened by one of the star's representatives to be nice and support the male star." In the second incident, she "had a 'hotel room' encounter with a top director. I thought we were there to talk comedy." Again, she was able to get away.
  • Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot says she'll only return to her role as the superhero if Brett Ratner, who has been accused of inappropriate behavior by multiple women, is removed from the production, a source tells Page Six. Ratner's company helped produce Wonder Woman.
  • On Dr. Oz's show Friday, Corey Haim's mother said Charlie Sheen did not assault her son, People reports. Dominick Brascia, the actor who made the allegations against Sheen to the National Enquirer, is actually the person who abused her son, she says.
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