‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Showrunner Demoted Following Harassment Accusations

The showrunner of “NCIS: New Orleans” is out as the series head after facing accusations of sexual harassment last year.

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Brad Kern will lose his producer title on the show, and instead be listed as a consultant, with producer Chris Silber talking over showrunner duties, Salon first reported.

Kern, who has been the show’s executive producer since season 2, was accused in December of making inappropriate comments about women on staff, mothers, and African-Americans. He was also alleged to have fired an actress because he deemed her “unf***able.”

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In a statement at the time, CBS said, “We were aware of these allegations when they took place in 2016, and took them very seriously. Both complaints were acted upon immediately with investigations and subsequent disciplinary action. While we were not able to corroborate all of the allegations, we took this action to address behaviour and management style, and have received no further complaints since this was implemented.”

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