A decade long story has come to an end. Multiple reports indicated that Eddie Berganza’s employment at DC Comics has been terminated. Buzzfeed and The Hollywood Reporter have both confirmed the news and the following statement is also showing up on social media, having been sent to DC’s talent by Diane Nelson:
Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have terminated 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 current action spun out of a Buzzfeed article which featured sexual harassment allegations against Berganza dating back to 2006. That article was published Friday, Berganza was announced as suspended Saturday evening and on Monday afternoon he’s terminated. This is a very quick change of heart of DC, when you consider the last reported incident being referenced was from 2012, but it would seem that the climate has changed and how the allegations were handled in the past appear to have been reconsidered.
More on this as additional information comes to light.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.