Another member of the NCIS: New Orleans team has left the series.
According to , Adam Targum, an executive producer on the CBS drama, was fired from the show on January 25. Targum was hired as second-in-command after Brad Kern—the former showrunner—was fired in October 2018 amid sexual harassment and discrimination allegations, says .
The outlet notes that Targum was allegedly let go after a complaint was made to CBS’s human resources department. CBS declined to comment on the what exactly the complaint was to and Vulture.
Vulture references several sources who discussed the difficult atmosphere on set, with one person claiming it is “miserable.” Another described Targum as reportedly having an “abrasive personality that doesn’t foster collaboration.”
Though CBS did not respond to the nature of the complaint, they did issue statements to Vulture regarding Targum and Kern’s recent dismissals:
"As previously reported, the claims regarding NCIS: New Orleans in 2016 have been addressed. 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.
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. 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."
Emails to Targum were not returned at the time of Vulture's publication.