Long­time DC Comics edi­tor fired amid sex scan­dal

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS -

Not un­like with Louis C.K., Ed­die Ber­ganza and the al­le­ga­tions over sex­ual be­hav­iour that trailed him had be­come an open se­cret within his in­dus­try.

Ber­ganza, an edi­tor for a quar­ter­century at DC Comics, has been fired, DC En­ter­tain­ment and par­ent com­pany Warner Bros. an­nounced Mon­day.

“We are com­mit­ted to erad­i­cat­ing ha­rass­ment,” DC Comics said in a state­ment.

Ber­ganza, who was the DC Comics Group edi­tor, had guided Won­der Woman, Su­per­man and Su­per­girl books, and most re­cently edited the special Dark Knights: Me­tal se­ries.

Ber­ganza had re­mained em­ployed at DC de­spite years of al­le­ga­tions against him over un­wanted sex­ual ad­vances and con­tact, re­ported Buz­zFeed News.

On Fri­day, Buz­zFeed re­ported that two women said Ber­ganza had en­gaged in such be­hav­iour more than a decade ago.

Ber­ganza was pro­moted to a higher edit­ing post in 2010 de­spite com­plaints to hu­man re­sources, but was de­moted just two years later, re­port­edly af­ter an al­leged un­wanted sex­ual ad­vance at a comic con­ven­tion.

DC Comics had sus­pended Ber­ganza the day af­ter the Buz­zFeed News re­port was pub­lished.

BER­GANZA Open se­cret?

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