DC Comics Editor Eddie Berganza Fired in Wake of Sexual-Misconduct Allegations

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Three days after the publication of a bombshell article in BuzzFeed in which three women accused him of sexual assault, DC Entertainment comics editor Eddie Berganza has been fired. The company, a Warner Bros. subsidiary, released the following statement today: “Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have terminated the employment of DC Comics Group Editor Eddie Berganza. We are committed to eradicating harassment and ensuring that all employees, as well as our freelance community, are aware of our policies, are comfortable reporting any concerns and feel supported by our Company.”

In Friday’s article, former DC editor Joan Hilty said Berganza had grabbed her and tried to force her to kiss him in the early 2000s; Liz Gehrlein Marsham, also a former editor, said he stuck his tongue in her mouth and attempted to grope her at a company get-together in 2006. Additionally, a third, anonymous woman said he stuck his tongue in her mouth during a 2012 comic-con in Anaheim. Another former editor, Janelle Asselin, reportedly led a group HR complaint against Berganza in 2010, but his conduct continued, and Asselin said he created an unsafe work environment in which “people were constantly warning other people away from him.” Berganza was suspended as of Saturday night, but over the weekend, a number of comics professionals came forward to post condemnations of Berganza and of DC for not firing him:

DC Comics Editor Berganza Fired After Assault Allegations