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Supergirl star calls for safer workplaces after show co-creator suspended by studio

Supergirl star calls for safer workplaces after show co-creator suspended by studio
From CBC - November 13, 2017

Melissa Benoist, star of the Vancouver-filmed Supergirlseries, releasedastatement calling for safer workplaces following the suspension of the show'sco-creator Andrew Kreisbergwho was accusedof sexual harassment and misconduct.

"When people are mistreated, they should have a safe forum to speak their truth andalwaysbe heard," Benoistsaid on Twitter. "And 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."

The actor said she has spoken up about it in the past and will continue to do so.She said that she will goto work this week even more committed to 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."

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