California sues over sex misconduct on 'Criminal Minds' set

Posted at 4:29 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 00:17:42-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) —California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing is suing CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series “Criminal Minds,” alleging that the show’s cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years. The suit filed Tuesday says the show’s production team condoned the behavior of cinematographer Gregory St. Johns throughout the 14 years he spent on “Criminal Minds,” and fired more than a dozen men who objected to his unwanted groping and harassment. The Disney subsidiary that co-produced the show says it took corrective action against St. John, and will defend itself vigorously against the state's claims.