Entertainment Brad Kern Departs ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Showrunner Post

17:06  17 may  2018
17:06  17 may  2018 Source:   variety.com

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14) by Variety , " NCIS : New Orleans " executive producer and showrunner Brad Kern has twice been investigated by CBS TV Studios for alleged misconduct contributing to a hostile work environment since he assumed the reins of the show in January 2016.

Brad Kern , executive producer/ showrunner of NCIS : New Orleans , has been the subject of two Human Resources investigations by CBS TV Studios while working on the studio’s popular CBS crime procedural, sources said.

  Brad Kern Departs ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Showrunner Post © CBS

Brad Kern has exited his role as showrunner on CBS’ “NCIS: New Orleans,” Variety has confirmed. Kern will no longer serve as executive producer or oversee the procedural drama. He will remain with the series in a consultant capacity.

A representative for CBS Television Studios, which produces the series, declined to comment.

Variety first reported in December that Kern was investigated twice in 2016 by CBS’ human resources department for his workplace behavior. Complaints against Kern included accusations of verbal harassment against women and making racially charged comments.

An internal investigation CBS found at the time Kern had made “insensitive” and “offensive” comments. However CBS concluded that there was no evidence of retaliation, harassment, discrimination or gender bias. The company communicated to staffers that “appropriate” action had been taken, and that Kern had undergone sensitivity training.

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Please read Variety's full article by clicking on the link below, there are some revealing details shared there, only a portion is shared here. Interviews with those who worked for “ NCIS : New Orleans ” — some of whom pre-dated Kern ’s arrival, some of whom departed this year

‘ NCIS : New Orleans ’ Showrunner Brad Kern Investigated Brad Kern took over the reins of “ NCIS : New Orleans ” as showrunner in January 2016, in the midst of its second season. Within a year, two separate HR

In a statement to Variety last year, a CBS spokesperson 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 behavior and management style, and have received no further complaints since this was implemented.”

Salon first reported news of Kern’s exit from “NCIS: New Orleans.”

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