‘Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist & ‘Arrow’ Actress Emily Bett Rickards Speak Out In Wake Of Kreisberg Allegations — Updated


UPDATED 8:19 PM with new tweetArrow’s Emily Bett Rickards also chimed in shortly after fellow DCEU actress Benoist posted a tweet regarding sexual harassment. In Rickards’ tweet, she blasts men who committed harassment and have turned a “blind eye” saying that they are “weak and complicit.” This may be a tweet directed at Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim who responded to a tweet from Conan O’Brien in which he said he was “ready for the all-female reboot of America.” Guggenheim responded to this by saying his statement was an example of “reverse sexism” and that “painting all men with the Weinstein brush” wasn’t the answer.

Conversely, she praises women who have found the strength to speak up calling them “heroines.” Read Rickards’ and Benoist’s tweets below.

EARLIER: Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist has come forward and made a statement in the wake of the recent sexual harassment allegations against show executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

Benoist took to Twitter with a statement, addressing her support for “equality and feminism, empowerment, and fighting for what is right.” She adds, “Sadly, the show and my career are part of an industry that doesn’t always mirror these sentiments.” She goes on to talk about victims of harassment and how they should “always be heard.”

Her statement does not specifically mention Kreisenberg, but states that “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.”

She goes on to say that she will return back to Supergirl this week with the commitment of  “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 collaborative space.”

Kreisberg,  who is also the co-creator and executive producer of  The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow, has since been suspended from his duties. Warner Bros. Television have launched an investigation into the accusations.

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