DC Has Fired Editor Eddie Berganza Over Claims of Sexual Harassment

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"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", the company initially said.

Berganza, 53, had been at DC Comics since the 1990s and worked on Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman titles.

Berganza had been with DC Comics since 1992, editing numerous publisher's highest-profile comics, including the current Dark Nights: Metal event. The statement added that DC Comics was "committed to eradicating harassment". According to Buzzfeed's sources, Berganza was infamous at the company for making offensive statements to colleagues and that his penchant for making people feel unsafe was "an open secret" at DC. He rose through the ranks at DC to become the company's executive editor in 2010, despite persistent rumors regarding his inappropriate workplace behavior.

Berganza still received the promotion, but was demoted to group editor in 2012 after another woman said he kissed her without her consent at a comics convention.

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Those fears were apparently well-founded: As BuzzFeed notes, "among the women who reported Berganza to human resources, none still work for DC", and all have moved away from working in mainstream comics publishing.

Berganza has not yet commented on the allegations or his suspension and eventual firing.

Liz Gehrlein Marsham, who had only been working at the company for less than three weeks, claims Berganza aggressively kissed her in December 2006 at a bar.

Joan Hilty, another editor at DC, alleged that Berganza "grabbed her and repeatedly tried to pull her in for a kiss" in the early 2000s, reported BuzzFeed.

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After the 2012 WonderCon incident, Berganza reportedly apologized to DC's all-male staff for his behavior and pledged to change.

On Monday morning, author and comic book writer Marjorie Liu took to Twitter to share that she had "lost count of how many times [she] explicitly told DC editorial that [she] wouldn't write for them because of Berganza". But for many, many comic book creators and fans, that wasn't almost enough.

DC was unmoved, and Berganza stayed in his role until Buzzfeed published its report.

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