CBS ousts 'NCIS: New Orleans' showrunner after harassment claims

Brad Kern Departs 'NCIS: New Orleans' Showrunner Post

Brad Kern Steps Down As 'NCIS: New Orleans' Showrunner After Misconduct Investigations, Chris Silber Replaces Him

Kern will no longer serve as executive producer or oversee the procedural drama.

Salon's source at CBS says Kern will "still be involved with the show", with Salon reporting that he will stay on as a consultant. CBS stated that investigators did discover proof of "insensitive" and "offensive" feedback, however none of any harassment or discrimination. There have been no new official complaints filed against him since.

Variety first reported in December that Kern was investigated twice in 2016 by CBS' human resources department for his workplace behavior.

Despite the claims against him, Kern continued working on the show.

"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.

"It is gratifying to listen to that [Kern] will not be a showrunner at 'NCIS: NOLA, '" a so-called trade veteran instructed Salon.

'Both complaints were acted upon immediately with investigations and subsequent disciplinary action.

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. "The writers, cast and crew deserve better".

'While we were not able to corroborate all of the allegations, we took this action to address behavior and management style, and have received no further complaints since this was implemented'.

Kern beforehand labored as a showrunner for "Charmed", "New York Undercover" and "Human Goal".

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