los angeles - CBS Television has broken the cooperation with producer Brad Kern. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is the result of a number of investigations that run against the producer of series such as NCIS: New Orleans and Charmed for sexually undesirable and unprofessional behavior and racist statements against employees.
Since December, two internal investigations have been running to Kern. In June, he was temporarily suspended, based on the first results. Now that suspension has been converted into a definitive discharge.
The complaints did not only relate to the series he was currently guiding as producer, NCIS: New Orleans, but also on series he made in the past such as Beauty and the Beast and Charmed.
It is another big name at CBS that has to clear the field as a result of the # MeToo discussion. In September, top man Leslie Moonves had to leave because of revelations about sexually transgressive behavior. Just after that, Jeff Fager, who had been making the 60 Minutes program for 36 years, had to leave the channel for that reason.