DC Comics and Warner Bros. have issued a joint statement stating it has terminated DC Comics Group Editor Eddie Berganza.
In April 2016, Berganza’s sexual assault came to public light allowing some of those involved to come forward to share their stories. At the time DC, said it was investigating the matter. In a Buzzfeed article posted on Friday, Jessica Testa, Tyler Kingkade, and Jay Edidin reported, “While Berganza’s misconduct is alleged to have occurred years ago, with no fresh accusations suggesting he continues this behavior, the recent reckonings of powerful Hollywood figures like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey have emboldened more victims across more industries to tell their stories.”
With new allegations coming to light in the article, DC Comics immediately suspended Berganza over the weekend, prompting many comics professionals and fans urging DC to do more. As of today, Berganza has been terminated, with DC Comics releasing the following statement:
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.
This is something that was too long coming, especially since the news of Berganza’s actions broke wide in the comics community over a year ago.
At this time a replacement has not been named.