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DC Comics fires editor Eddie Berganza over sexual harassment accusations

Eddie Berganza was previously suspended by DC after Buzzfeed published a story containing accusations from three women

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 14 November 2017 10:20

DC has fired editor Eddie Berganza after accusations of sexual harassment.

"Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have terminated the employment of DC Comics Group Editor Eddie Berganza," DC Entertainment said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter).

"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 was previously suspended by DC after Buzzfeed published a story in which three women, two on record and one unnamed, came forward to allege he had forcibly kissed and groped them.

Liz Gehrlein Marsham, one of the women who came forward, said she was forced to choose between working under a man who made her feel unsafe, or avoid him at the cost of advancing the career she'd worked so hard for.

In 2010, four then-current employees, and one ex-employee, reported a joint complaint to HR about Berganza. He was named executive editor later that year. He was demoted two years later to story editor after allegations that he forcibly kissed a woman at WonderCon surfaced in a Bleeding Cool article.

Berganza had worked with the company since the early 1990s, as a writer on titles such as Superman, Batman/Superman, and Wednesday Comics and as an editor on many of DC's biggest launches of the past decade, including Justice League, Infinite Crisis, and Blackest Night.

He also acted as Group Editor on the Superman family of titles, as well as Executive Editor over DC's superhero line as a whole. DC Comics has been reached for comment.

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