DC has fired Group Editor Eddie Berganza in the wake of his suspension after Buzzfeed published an article detailing sexual harassment allegations against him (see “DC Suspends Group Editor”).
In response to an inquiry by ICv2, DC provided the following statement on the event. “Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have terminated the employment of DC Comics Group Editor Eddie Berganza,” the statement said. “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’s continued employment in a relatively high-ranking position at the company after the initial complaints were made in 2010 and 2012 contrasts with the departure of two of the top editors in comics, both female, during that period: Karen Berger in 2013 (see “Karen Berger Leaving Vertigo”), and Shelly Bond in 2016 (see “DC Releases Statement on Workplace Harassment”).