DC Comics Fires Eddie Berganza After Sexual Assualt Claims
Eddie Berganza, who had been working for DC Entertainment ever since early 1990’s, has been fired from the company after several employees of the company accused him of sexual misconduct.
In response to the allegations, DC Comics said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter that they have decided to terminate his employment and are committed to eradicating that kind of behaviour within the company.
“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.”
Berganza had been working with DC as a writer on titles like Superman, Batman/Superman and Wednesday Comics and as an editor in Justice League, Infinite Crisis and Blackest Night. During his time with the company, he became Group Editor on the Superman family of titles and Executive Editor of DC’s superhero line as a whole.
But after Buzzfeed published past Friday a story where three women, two on the record and one unnamed, accused him of forcibly kiss them and groped them. However, there had always been knowledge regarding Berganza’s behaviour.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter.