TV's women superheroes speak out against harassment

Brunilde Fioravanti
Novembre 15, 2017

"The Flash" star Grant Gustin is the latest CW actor to speak out regarding the sexual harassment scandal surrounding executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

Over on the emerald archer side, Emily Bett Rickards, best known for playing Felicity Smoak on Arrow made her own statement in support of Benoist and called out those who turn a blind eye. Kreisberg, who has worked on "The Flash", "Supergirl", "Arrow", and "Legends of Tomorrow", is now suspended by Warner Bros.

Their statements come after their big-screen superhero brethren Ellen Page and Anna Paquin took on director Brett Ratner in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

The Warner Bros. Television Group began investigating the allegations against Kreisberg after Variety reported last Friday that 19 people, who chose to remain anonymous, described experiences of harassment that they said were committed by Kreisberg, including inappropriate touching and fostering a toxic work environment. He allegedly requested massages from female staffers, which made them "uncomfortable", and kissed women without permission. We will continue to do so. "I think we can do this because we promote and champion a safe and progressive work environment".

Warner Bros. has yet to reveal whether their investigation has concluded, so no result has been released yet.

Page posted last Friday on Facebook that he outed her as a lesbian a dozen years ago during a cast and crew meet-and-greet for X-Men: The Last Stand, when she was 18.

Momoa apologized last month after video resurfaced of a "Game of Thrones" rape joke he made during a Comic-Con presentation in 2011. "I have no interest in speaking about an ongoing investigation - but if you don't know what I'm talking about I'm sure you can figure it out - other than to say 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".

Like Amell, Benoist also voiced out her support for the victims on Sunday.

"I'll head back to work on "Supergirl" even more committed to being 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 collaborative space", Benoist wrote.

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