More CW stars have come forward about the suspension of producer Andrew Kreisberg following allegations of sexual misconduct.
‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell spoke in general terms about supporting his female colleagues during a Facebook Live video on Monday. Amell said:
“I have no interest in speaking about an ongoing investigation, but if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m sure that you can figure it out. WB is conducting an investigation into what is being alleged against one of the producers on our show, and if they need my help in any way, shape or form, they will get it.”
“I thought it was appropriate before I spoke to you, or before I spoke publicly, to speak with our cast and our crew, which I got the chance to do this morning. I certainly can’t pontificate in an eloquent or such a succinct manner like [‘Arrow‘s’] Emily [Bett Rickards] did, like [‘Supergirl‘s’ Melissa Benoist] did, like [‘Legends of Tomorrow‘s’] Caity Lotz did. I stand behind and fully support everything that they said. Our biggest strength is working on it as a team. I think we can do this because we promote and champion a safe and progressive work environment. I told them this morning, and I tell you now — and I meant it — that if anyone ever feels anything less than 100 percent safe, or anyone feels as though they aren’t allowed to express themselves and be the person that they are, that they should come to whomever they’re supposed to go to, and I’ll stand right beside them, right behind them. I’ll speak on their behalf if need be.”
Watch the video below for Amell’s full statement.
‘The Flash’ star Grant Gustin also posted a statement to his Instagram account, admitting, “I can sometimes forget that I live in a world where not everyone has the same rights and privileges I do.”
He continued, saying:
“Hearing of different men, again and again, especially in the industry that I work in, treating women as if they are less than, and both physically and emotionally abusing them has become a daily occurrence. This is not ok. This can’t become our new normal… I’m in awe of not just all the women who have spoken out these last few weeks, but any woman who has ever done so. I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be and how much courage and strength it takes. These women are the real superheroes and they should be treated as such.”
Kreisberg continues to deny all allegations of creating a toxic work environment which included touching people without their consent, making lewd and sexual comments about women’s appearances and making employees uncomfortable. Warner Bros. TV Group responded to the report in a statement to the publication, saying that Kreisberg had been suspended as they conduct their investigation.
Continue to check back as more details emerge.