The Flash's Grant Gustin Speaks Up About Sexual Harassment

Another CW star is speaking out in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Kreisberg -- the executive producer of The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. He is currently suspended from production while Warner Bros. investigates harassment claims made by 15 women and four men.

The news has already prompted Arrowverse stars Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Emily Bett Rickards, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Caity Lotz and Maisie Richardson-Sellers to speak out on the matter, and now Grant Gustin is adding his voice into the mix.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the actor addressed the harassment stories currently dominating the news. "I sometimes forget I live in a world where not everyone has the same rights and privileges as I do," he wrote. "Hearing of different men, again and again, especially in the industry that I work in, treating women as if they are less than, and both physically and emotionally abusing them has become a daily occurrence. This is not okay. This can't become our new normal."

Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz and More Speak Out About Sexual Harassment

He went on to express his desire to be a better ally while also showing his support for the women who have come forward. "I want to be a better man, a better ally. And I especially want all the women in my life to know that I hear them, I stand with them, and I support them," he added. "I'm in awe of not just all of the women who have spoken out these last few weeks, but any woman who has ever done so. I can't imagine how terrifying it must be and how much courage and strength it takes. These women are the real superheroes, and they should be treated as such."

The Flash co-star Candice Patton also opened up about the recent allegations. "I have many thoughts but do not feel calm or ready to speak on the issue (and other issues) in a productive way right now," she tweeted in response to a fan that asked about her thoughts on statements made by Benoist, Rickards and Lotz.

See their full responses below.

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Nov 15, 2017
"New normal"??
Everyone knows this has been happening for decades but the victims were not speaking up and Hollywood as a whole chose to ignore it. It can be good that the real victims are speaking up finally, even if a bit sad it wasn't sooner and could of saved who knows how many women (and men) from being victims to these predators. My issue and I mentioned this on another website is that let us say this is 99% true for all accusations, with the environment we have now set into place, someone who is truly innocent can be accused and no one will believe them. It is merely food for thought. Hollywood has had problems and been living 60-70 years in the past, sometimes further, for a long time. Personally, I have stopped caring and there are real victims out there, but I learned long time ago to not trust anyone I do not know personally and even with personal ones trust is earned, not automatically given, so truth or lies, I believe no one. Plus I live in a society of laws, not social justice, so please, show me proof of these events. I know no one can, and that can benefit the perpetrator but if we are to have a lawful society, mere words cannot be enough. Anyways, I expect to receive hate from my views, because I never stick to the "accepted" views anyway. I have looked in many places on all these articles and if you are not on the side of the accuser they view you as the enemy. Sad world that is finally getting what it always wanted... social justice, instead of lawful justice. The US justice system definitely has its problems but social justice is the whim of the loudest mouths of society who rally others to their side and requires no proof.
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Nov 14, 2017
Whew. Glad they spoke up. I thought they were pro-harassment until they did.

Do they stand with the woman that might be... I don't know, lying? Or is it a given that women never lie about being sexually harassed? Not saying that anyone specifically is. But then again, none of these celebrities say specifically who they're supporting, either. So who knows?
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Nov 14, 2017
With celebrities, you never can tell.
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Nov 14, 2017
That's my exact issue too. I know that some will be telling the truth and that's great that they have come forward but I also know for a fact people lie, so not everything that is coming out can instantly be treated as fact and unfortunately the mobs at the moment think everything is 100% true.
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Nov 15, 2017
That is the exact problem right now. None of these allegations have been proven true yet, minus a couple of them that were admitted to by Louis C. k. And with the way things are nowadays with feminism and gender equality running rampant in our society, you can’t trust some of these people, women particularly, in what they’re accusing of men.....
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