NCIS: New Orleans Executive Producer Fired Following HR Complaint

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There are some more changes at the wheel of NCIS: New Orleans. 

Adam Targum, an executive producer on the popular CBS procedural, was fired on January 25, according to Vulture. 

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The report states that Targum was a bully on the set and that the HR department learned that various members of the show's writing staff were not impressed with the way he acted. 

"He’s incredibly tone-deaf, and if a guy like this is put into a room with staff that’s been through a lot of trauma in the past two years, there are going to be problems," a source close to production revealed to Vulture.

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Targum's firing comes just months after CBS fired one-time Showrunner, Brad Kern when it emerged that there were multiple investigations into his conduct. 

Before being let go from the show altogether, Kern lost his Showrunner title and was demoted to a consulting producer. However, CBS severed all ties with Kern following the third investigation. 

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"As previously reported, the claims regarding NCIS: New Orleans in 2016 have been addressed," CBS said in a statement.

"Any subsequent reports or claims involving inappropriate comments or objectionable behavior in the writers room — or anywhere on the production — will be investigated, and action will be taken to address any findings inconsistent with a safe, respectful, and inclusive workplace.

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"During the past few months, our company has clearly communicated that our culture is a top priority; this includes the production offices and sets of our shows.

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"All show employees, including showrunners, are required to take annual non-harassment training. In 2019, we are committing additional significant resources to expand these education and training programs to foster the best possible creative culture and workplace environment for the production process."

Related: Michael Weatherly Apologizes for Sexual Harassment of Eliza Dushku

CBS has been under intense scrutiny since several women came forward with sexual assault and harassment allegations about one-time CBS CEO Leslie Moonves. 

He was fired from the network in September. 

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More recently, it emerged that CBS previously paid Bull actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 million after she complained about the show's leading man, Michael Weatherly, and lewd comments he made to her and about her. 

It is thought that the payout was buried, but came to light following everything that transpired with Moonves' being let go from the network. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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NCIS: New Orleans Quotes

Felix: How's the club?
Pride: Still standing, but a little worse for wear.
Felix: Just like us.

The truth is out there, Pride. We just haven't found it yet.

CGIS Agent Abigail Borin