“Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre was asked about the six sexual misconduct allegations against CBS CEO Les Moonves.
Lorre, 65, is one of the network’s most significant producers and has been behind some of CBS’ biggest hits.
A reporter at Sunday’s Television Critics Association Press Tour asked Lorre to weigh in on the Moonves scandal, and although he was hesitant at first, the producer obliged.
“It’s important to have a safe, working environment. I’ve been in unsafe work environments. You can read about them,” said Lorre — per EW.
“You can’t do good work in an unsafe environment. It has to be made safe for everyone,” he continued. “Why would anyone want to work [in an atmosphere] that is not nurturing?.. You certainly can’t do comedy if you are frightened.”
And although he did not acknowledge the CBS scandal in particular, Lorre had this to add: “You can’t do good work if you aren’t supported. I can’t believe we are having that conversation. It’s common courtesy to take care of each other.”
Lorre was promoting his new 10-episode comedy series for Netflix “The Kominsky Method”, starring two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas.