EW has confirmed that Brad Kern has been demoted to a consultant with no producer title.
Kern was accused of sexual harassment and discrimination towards a girl and of utilizing racially insensitive remarks within the office, Selection reported in December.
He is also allegedly mocked African-Americans and removed an actress from the show because he found her 'unf**kble, ' sources say. There had been no new official complaints filed against him since.
"We have been conscious of those allegations after they passed off in 2016, and took them very severely", CBS stated in a press release in December. "Both complaints were acted upon immediately with investigations and subsequent disciplinary action. Whereas we weren't capable of corroborate all the allegations, we took this motion to deal with habits and administration fashion, and have obtained no additional complaints since this was carried out".
The move comes months after news broke that Kern had twice been investigated following multiple complaints about workplace hostility. Executive producer Chris Silber will be taking over as showrunner.
Kern joined NCIS New Orleans in 2015 after a successful career as a writer and executive producer
Despite the claims against him, Kern continued working on the show.
"It's gratifying to hear that (Kern) will no longer be a showrunner at 'NCIS: NOLA", an industry veteran told Salon. 'The writers, cast, and crew deserve better'.
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