Over the weekend, multiple women came forward with allegations against Eddie Berganza, a senior editor at DC Comics who supposedly had a history of sexually harassing women at the company. The claims against Berganza happened over a period of years, and they were apparently an open secret in the comic book industry that DC allegedly chose to ignore in favor of simply moving Berganza around to different positions where he’d have less interaction with female colleagues. With the allegations becoming public, though, DC suspended Berganza so it could conduct an investigation, pulling him off of any ongoing projects while it figured out “next steps.”
Now, DC and parent company Warner Bros. have evidently figured out those next steps, because in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, DC has announced that Berganza has been fired. Here’s the statement:
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 at DC Comics for 25 years, serving as the group editor of all the Superman comics and the Executive Editor of the whole line in his time there.