Yesterday, we reported on a BuzzFeed story about multiple accusations of harassment against Eddie Berganza, a senior editor at DC Comics, who supposedly has a well-known history of sexual harassment in the comic book industry that has mostly gone ignored by DC for years. Apparently, whenever these allegations against Berganza would be brought up, the company would find excuses to move him around or even promote him, all in an attempt to simply limit his day-to-day interaction with the publisher’s female employees.
Now, presumably prompted by the BuzzFeed story, DC Comics has decided to suspend Berganza, pulling him off of any ongoing work at the company. In a statement shared by Polygon, DC adds that it’s going to review the allegations against Berganza—despite reportedly being well aware of them already—and then it will figure out the “next steps.” You can see the statement below.
DC Entertainment has immediately suspended Mr. Berganza and has removed him from performing his duties as Group Editor at DC Comics. There will be a prompt and yet careful review into next steps as it relates to the allegations against him, and the concerns our talent, employees and fans have shared. DC continues to be extremely committed to creating a safe and secure working environment for our employees and everyone involved in the creation of our comic books.