[UPDATED] According to The Hollywood Reporter, DC has fired veteran editor Eddie Berganza following allegations of sexual assault by former employees of the company. “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.”
Word has gotten out that DC Entertainment has suspended Group Editor Eddie Berganza. Forrest C. Helvie and Kurt Busiek may have been the first to share via Twitter. The statement from DC Entertainment regarding Eddie Berganza reads…
DC Entertainment has immediately suspended Mr. Berganza and has removed him from performing his duties as Group Editor at DC Comic. There will be a prompt and yet careful review into next steps as it relates to the allegations against, and the concerns our talent, employees and fans have shared. DC continues to be extremely committed to creating a safe and secure working environment tor our employees and everyone involved in the creation of our comic books.
A BuzzFeed News article, which was posted yesterday, detailed Eddie Berganza’s rising through the ranks at DC comics even after being accused of sexual harassment. Allegations of Eddie Berganza sexually harassing or assaulting first came to light over seven years ago. His continued association and promotion within DC Comics has been point of contention with comic book pros and fans for some time.