DC takes another hit this week with the firing of Eddie Berganza after three women come forward accusing him 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 to 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.”
This isn’t the first time Berganza has gotten into trouble. DC previously suspended him for inappropriate sexual advances toward three women in the wake of a BuzzFeed article published on Friday.
Rumors of harassment had followed Berganza since the early 2000’s when he kissed and grouped cartoonist Joan Hilty at a New York bar called McGee’s. Liz Gehrlein Marsham said she, too, had been kissed and groped by Berganza.
Then in 2010, Janelle Asselin, a former DC editor, organized a joint complaint against Berganza for harassment, but he suffered no consequences for his actions until 2012 when he was demoted to story editor after allegations that he forcibly kissed a woman at WonderCon surfaced in a Bleeding Cool article.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – “DC Comics Editor Fired Following Sexual Assault Claims”
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