DC Comics Fires Editor Eddie Berganza Over Assault Allegations

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DC Comics announced that they are suspending Eddie Berganza, one of their veteran comic book editors, who is now facing accusations of sexual harassment from several women.

"Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have terminated the employment of DC Comics Group Editor Eddie Berganza".

Seemingly in response, DC Comics demoted Berganza from Executive Editor to Group Editor. On Saturday, one day after BuzzFeed News' report, DC announced it was suspending Berganza and launching a review into the matter. According to Buzzfeed's sources, Berganza was infamous at the company for making offensive statements to colleagues and that his penchant for making people feel unsafe was "an open secret" at DC.

While Berganza's name was initially kept away from the article, the site corroborated his identity in a later article. In the BuzzFeed report, multiple former DC employees described having brought their complaints to the company's HR department, only for their concerns to be seemingly ignored and/or dismissed while Berganza remained employed. Asselin said that development was "massively demoralising" at the time. Cartoonist Joan Hilty said Berganza kissed and groped her at McGee's in the early 2000s.

Berganza, 53, had been at DC Comics since the 1990s and worked on Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman titles.


Five women (one anonymously) accused Berganza of sexual harassment, and other sources say that the editor has been accused of such behavior going back several decades.

"By the time I left", Marsham said of her time at DC Comics, "I was really demoralized".

By Monday morning, some comic book sites were reporting that DC Comics has fired Beganza. But for the victims, as well as the larger crowd of women who are noted to have avoided work at DC because of the well-known threat of Berganza, this will hopefully be a fresh start.

DC had already punished Berganza at least once in the past over his behavior.

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