DC Group Editor EDDIE BERGANZA Suspended Following New Allegation Details

Ruben Ruiz
November 15, 2017

Berganza had remained employed at DC despite years of allegations against him over unwanted sexual advances and contact, reported BuzzFeed News.

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment announced Monday that editor Eddie Berganza has been fired.

"We are committed to eradicating harassment", DC Comics said in a statement, "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".

Joshua is IGN's Comics Editor. The report went up last Friday, and Berganza was suspended by DC a day later.

While some people have praised DC for parting ways with Berganza, his firing has caused some controversy online.

While Berganza's name was initially kept away from the article, the site corroborated his identity in a later article.

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According to the original BuzzFeed story, rumors of Berganza's misconduct were circulating at DC for years, and his accusers left the company while he continued to rise through the ranks until he became a group editor.

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. Cartoonist Joan Hilty said Berganza kissed and groped her at McGee's in the early 2000s. "While we can not comment on specific personnel matters, DC takes allegations of discrimination and harassment very seriously, promptly investigates reports of misconduct and disciplines those who violate our standards and policies".

Berganza, a group editor, oversaw production on comics like Superman and Wonder Woman.

The women in BuzzFeed's report all emphasize the competitive nature of the comics industry, where legions of fans dream of working at Marvel and DC, as contributing to the pressure they felt to stay silent. 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.

After the 2012 WonderCon incident, Berganza reportedly apologized to DC's all-male staff for his behavior and pledged to change.

Other reports by GizPress

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