The latest career to get decapitated on the railroad tracks of the allegation express is comic book editor Eddie Berganza, who was sacked by DC Comics after years of complaints filed against Berganza for sexual harassment.
"We are committed to eradicating harassment", DC Comics said in a statement, "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". He now oversees editing of the Superman and Green Lantern titles, as well as the current Dark Nights: Metal event.
DC Entertainment released an official statement on Berganza's firing, which you can find below.
Berganza was demoted two years later after allegations that he was involved in another incident, forcibly kissing a woman at the WonderCon entertainment convention.
According to Buzzfeed, Berganza "disappeared" from the office for several days after the blog post went live, and he apologized in an email to senior DC executives without denying that he had attacked a woman in 2012.
Asselin described Berganza's promotion to executive editor as 'massively demoralising'.
Berganza, a group editor, oversaw production on comics like Superman and Wonder Woman. In the end, DC Comics made the right decision, but many are asking why this didn't happen sooner. Shortly after the allegations came out, DC suspended Berganza and pulled him off from his editorial duties. In fact, Berganza's predatory behavior has reportedly been a topic of discussion around the comic book industry for years.
"There will be a prompt and yet careful review into next steps as it relates to the allegations against him, and the concerns our talent, employees and fans have shared", the company initially said.
The New York office had a reputation within the industry as being a hard place for women to work under Berganza.