Word is starting to trickle out that DC comics has suspended Eddie Berganza and removed him as Group Editor after Buzzfeed ran a piece accusing him of multiple sexual harassment incidents.
DC just sent out the following statement: pic.twitter.com/lfTjiII71t
— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) November 12, 2017
Just received notice from DC: Eddie Berganza has been suspended pending review, removed as group editor.
— Graeme (@graemem) November 12, 2017
More details will doubtlessly be forthcoming.
One might raise an eyebrow about reviewing events from 2006, 2010 and 2012, if that statement is referring to the incidents highlighted in the Buzzfeed piece. Then again, that might also be the entire point.
Update: The Beat has confirmed that the following message was sent to DC’s employees/freelancers from DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, ahead of sending it to the press:
DC Entertainment has immediately suspended Mr. Berganza and has removed him from performing his duties as Group Editor at DC Comics. 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. DC continues to be extremely committed to creating a safe and secure working environment for our employees and everyone involved in the creation of our comic books.
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