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DC Entertainment fires editor accused of sexual misconduct

The news comes two days after he was suspended pending a “careful review”

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Three days after a Buzzfeed report detailing his years of inappropriate behavior against female colleagues, DC Comics group editor Eddie Berganza has been fired from the comics publisher.

In Buzzfeed’s Friday report, five women came forward publicly for the first time to describe incidents in which Berganza subjected them to a range of behavior from inappropriate comments to groping and unwanted kissing. Despite reporting his actions to DC and Warner Bros. HR, Berganza rose to the position of executive editor.

Until today, he still oversaw the Superman office at DC Comics, which includes Supergirl and Wonder Woman-related titles.

On Saturday, DC Entertainment announced that it had “immediately suspended Mr. Berganza and has removed him from performing his duties as Group Editor at DC Comics,” saying that a “prompt and careful review” would follow.

Today, the company released this statement:

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have terminated the employment of DC Comics Group Editor Eddie Berganza. 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.

Polygon reached out to DC Entertainment for comment, but the company could not yet confirm who would be replacing Berganza or acting as interim editor for the Superman office and Dark Knights Metal, DC’s currently ongoing, sell-out crossover series.

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