The celebrities of the The CW’s superhero universe are talking out after Supergirl and The Flash co-showrunner and Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow govt producer, Andrew Kreisberg, was accused of sexual harassment.
Arrow’s Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards, Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz all took to social media to remark after Warner Brothers suspended manufacturing on the assorted tv exhibits on Friday, November 10, after Selection detailed the sexual harassment allegations made by 19 totally different women and men.
Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards attend The Paley Middle For Media’s 32nd Annual PALEYFEST LA on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. David Livingston/Getty Photos
“I’ve little interest in talking about an ongoing investigation,” Amell started in a Fb dwell video on Monday, November 13. “However in the event you don’t know what I’m speaking about, I’m certain which you can determine it out, apart from to say WB is conducting an investigation into what’s being alleged in opposition to one of many producers on our present, and in the event that they want my assist in any approach, form or kind, they may get it.”
Amell, who informed followers he spoke with the forged and crew of Arrow this morning and made it clear he stood by statements made by Rickards, Benoist and Lotz, continued, “Their largest energy and our largest energy is engaged on it as a crew. I believe we are able to do that as a result of we promote and champion a secure and progressive work atmosphere. I informed them this morning, and I inform you now — and I meant it — that if anybody ever feels something lower than 100 % secure, or anybody feels as if they aren’t allowed to specific themselves and be the individual that they’re, that they need to come to whomever they’re speculated to go to, and I’ll stand proper beside them, proper behind them. I’ll communicate on their behalf, if want be.”
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He added, “In conditions like this, in the event you’re not lively a part of the answer, then you’re part of the issue. Interval. That’s it. We do our greatest to have the very best work atmosphere. We are going to proceed to take action. Once more, I echo the statements made by my buddy and coworker Emily Bett Rickards, Caity Lotz, Melissa Benoist and the refrain of others which have come ahead and known as for a secure, progressive, equal working atmosphere.”
Amell’s Arrow costar posted a press release on Twitter on Sunday, November 12.
“To the lads who dedicated harassment, who perpetuated rape tradition, who flip a ‘blind eye,’ and complain about ‘reverse sexism’: you’re weak and complicit,” Rickards wrote. “To the ladies who discovered the energy to talk up. To the ladies who supported each other and to the ladies discovering their voice: You possibly can. You’re heroines.”
— Emily Bett Rickards (@EmilyBett) November 13, 2017
Benoist additionally posted a prolonged assertion to Twitter on the identical day.
“I’m a girl who leads a present that helps equality and feminism, empowerment, and combating for what is correct. I’ve all the time tried to conduct myself this fashion personally, as effectively. Sadly, the present and my profession are part of an business that doesn’t all the time mirror these sentiments,” the assertion reads. “That is heartbreaking, and at occasions makes me really feel helpless. I do know I’m not the one one who feels this fashion. However I’m an optimist. I consider lasting change is feasible, and when persons are mistreated, they need to have a secure discussion board to talk their reality and all the time be heard. And when folks commit crimes or harass others, they need to all the time be held accountable — it doesn’t matter what business they work in or how a lot energy they wield. I’ve spoken up about it prior to now — publicly and never so publicly — and I’ll proceed to take action. All of us ought to, with out concern or disgrace.”
— Melissa Benoist (@MelissaBenoist) November 13, 2017
Lotz echoed her fellow CW star’s sentiments on her Twitter account.
“To the courageous men and women who’re coming ahead to sentence their abusers… I add my voice to the choir of assist,” Lotz wrote. “You’re the ones ushering in change that might permit all of us to work in an atmosphere the place we’re revered and secure.”
To the courageous men and women who’re coming ahead to sentence their abusers… I add my voice to the choir of assist. You’re the ones ushering in change that might permit all of us to work in an atmosphere the place we’re revered and secure
— Caity Lotz (@caitylotz) November 13, 2017
Kreisberg denied the accusations to Selection.
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