DC Comics big out over gropes
A HIGH-RANKING editor at DC Comics was fired Monday, three days after he was suspended amid claims that he forcibly kissed and groped three female employees. Eddie Berganza, 53, who has supervised projects related to Superman and Wonder Woman, was terminated after a BuzzFeed report Friday exposed a longtime pattern of sexual harassment that had been an industrywide open secret.
The veteran editor (photo), a DC employee since the early 1990s, had risen through the ranks over the years despite his reputation. In 2010, five co-workers reported him to human resources in a joint complaint.
“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,” DC said in a statement.