D.C. COMICS FIRE EDITOR AFTER CLAIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Eddie Berganza, a high-ranking editor at DC Comics, was fired Monday following years of sexual harassment allegations against him. The decision came after Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment launched a review into revelations that Berganza was promoted despite allegations he forcibly kissed and tried to grope colleagues.
Two women who worked at DC claim that Berganza either forcibly kissed them, or attempted to do so, in the early to mid 2000s. Several people complained to the company's human resources department in 2010, when Berganza was up for a promotion to executive editor. Berganza still received the promotion, but was demoted to group editor in 2012 after another woman said he kissed her without her consent at a comics convention.
In announcing Berganza's termination, representatives for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment told BuzzFeed News they were "committed to eradicating harassment." Berganza, a 25-year veteran at DC Comics, was a group editor who oversaw production of major titles, including Superman, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman.