CBS is reportedly investigating “NCIS: New Orleans” showrunner Brad Kern.
Although CBS has ordered a new two-year deal with the former “NCIS: New Orleans” showrunner Brad Kern, the studio, reportedly, re-investigation of harassment claims against him.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS Television Studios hired an external investigator “to look into allegations of harassment and misconduct” at the Core.
Reps for the CBS not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
“In 2016, allegations about Mr. Kern were followed immediately with a thorough investigation and the subsequent disciplinary measures to address behavior and management issues,” CBS Television Studios said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
“We have received no further complaints since this action was performed,” continued the statement. “In addition, Mr. Kern agreed to step out of his leadership position as showrunner this season and the transition to a consulting producer role. We are now of the opinion that this case merits further investigation and we, therefore, outside the council to review both the original investigation and the current situation.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new research is expected outside of the scope of the previous probes and possible the exploration of new complaints against the Core,” who will reportedly still work for the tv series’ writing offices as the investigation is carried out.
Last December, Kern was accused of sexual harassment and discrimination of women and of the use of racially insensitive comments in the workplace, Variety previously reported.
At the time, CBS said that the researchers found evidence of “insensitive” and “offensive” comments, but no one indicated any form of harassment or discrimination.
“We were aware of these allegations when they took place in 2016, and took them very seriously,” CBS said in a statement.
“Both complaints were followed up immediately with investigation and the subsequent disciplinary measures. While we were not able to confirm all of the allegations, we took this action to the behavior and style of leadership, and I have no more complaints because it is carried out.”
In May it was reported that CBS will replace Core with executive producer Chris Silber. However, the Core was reportedly still set to stay on the show as a consultant.