NCIS: New Orleans showrunner is out after harassment allegations

Brad Kern will no longer serve as executive producer or oversee the popular series although he will stay on in a consultant capacity

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
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'.

According to Salon, citing an unnamed source within CBS, embattled showrunner Brad Kern - who has been the reported subject of two investigations by CBS TV Studios for alleged misconduct contributing to a hostile work environment - will not return in that role for Season 5.

Kern's previous credits include Charmed, Beauty and the Beast and New York Undercover.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Kim Kardashian Shares Adorable Bathtub Pic Of North & Saint West
The post disappeared from Instagram for a while and it was initially thought that Kim deleted the image after all the backlash. There's no question the Kardashians have put their name towards some seriously odd advertisements.

Spielberg and DiCaprio May Reteam on Ulysses S. Grant Biopic
Robin Hood scripter David James Kelly will pen the feature, which would be produced by DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson . For Spielberg, Grant could offer the opportunity to reframe the U.S.

Sony is updating existing headphones with Google Assistant
Finally, this update means headphone owners can also get their notifications read out loud to them. Now Sony is updating some of its older headphones with support for the digital assistant as well.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
On Thursday, February 8 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". (NASDAQ: ALXN ) rating on Tuesday, September 12. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc .is given 6 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 1 holds. (NASDAQ: ALXN ) or 1,651 shares.

Blac Chyna May Face A Lawsuit Over Brain-Dead Assistant
In January, Patty suffered a seizure, which left her with another brain bleed, this time of a stronger magnitude. According to the family Chyna has not been supporting Patty's three children as she claims on the internet.

Other news