DC fires Group Editor Eddie Berganza

Noting a commitment to ‘eradicating harassment,’ DC fires Berganza five years after the last publicly reported harassment incident.

Multiple outlets, including Buzzfeed, are reporting that DC Entertainment has fired Eddie Berganza, the longtime editor whose history of alleged sexual harassment was brought back into the limelight by the outlet on Friday.

The official statement from DC Entertainment reads:

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.

The Buzzfeed article featured accounts from several former DC employees on their encounters with Berganza, which included unwanted kissing and groping. Berganza was promoted to executive editor in 2010 despite several complaints from staffers to human resources, and was then demoted to group editor in 2012 after an incident at Wonder Con.

As group editor, he was over such titles as Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and DC’s current event series Dark Knights: Metal.

One of the women quoted in the article, Janelle Asselin, reacted to the news on Twitter:

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