DC Entertainment Terminates Editor Eddie Berganza

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Eddie Berganza, a high-ranking editor at DC Comics, was sacked by DC and Warner Bros. just two days after he was suspended amid claims that he forcibly kissed and groped three women.

"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 company said in a statement. However, with Berganza still working on major DC Comics projects (like the popular current Batman-centric storyline, Dark Knights: Metal), it seems to indicate that DC was more concerned with the money he could make for the publisher, rather than his personal conduct.

After suspending alleged serial harasser and Group Editor Eddie Berganza yesterday, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced their decision to terminate his employment.

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Asselin said 'I anxious every time we had a new young intern come into the office that was female'.

Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and Mark Halperin are among the numerous other men whose careers have taken a downward spiral amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault since The New York Times published reports detailing multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein last month. But Berganza was demoted two years later to story editor after allegations that he forcibly kissed a woman at WonderCon surfaced in a Bleeding Cool article. She told BuzzFeed that all the women she knew who were involved in the complaint eventually left DC. Berganza's reputation of sexual misconduct was well known within the comic industry, but was brought to the attention of the general public when Buzzfeed wrote a lengthy article about the former editor's behavior late last week, leading to some extra scrutiny placed on DC and Warner Bros. After the article initially broke on Friday, DC suspended Berganza on Saturday, before firing him outright on Monday.

The women who made complaints against Berganza seven years ago have all sense moved on from the company. A DC spokesperson told BuzzFeed that "DC and WB are unequivocally committed to cultivating a work environment of dignity and respect, one that is safe and harassment free for all employees", but did not comment on the specific allegations against Berganza.

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