Eddie Berganza’s alleged conduct has been known to the company since at least 2010.
After seven years of sexual harassment complaints about DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza, the comics publisher has fired the former top editor of Wonder Woman, Superman, and Supergirl.
DC announced Berganza’s termination in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. “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 statement reads.
The decision comes four days after BuzzFeed published a report detailing allegations by three women that Berganza had kissed and groped them. Berganza was i nitially suspended from DC two days after the report was published, at which time the company promised it would perform a “prompt and careful review” of the allegations put forth in the story.
But Berganza’s alleged conduct has been known to the company since at least 2010, when former DC editor and accuser Janelle Asselin collaborated with several employees to submit a complaint about Berganza’s behavior to the human resources department, according to BuzzFeed. In 2012, Berganza was demoted from executive editor to group editor after Bleeding Cool reported that he had forcibly kissed a woman at the WonderCon convention that year. That same year, DC released a statement that the company was reviewing its sexual assault and harassment policies.
Comics creator Alex de Campi claimed in 2015 that the DC team behind the Superman comics, which Berganza oversaw, contained no women specifically because Berganza worked there.