Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Headlines - DC Comics Allegations of Misconduct

DC Entertainment has released a statement three weeks after allegations of inappropriate misconduct by current Group Editor Eddie Berganza surfaced online. Although the Burbank, CA.-based company's statement says it can't comment on "specific personnel matters," it claims to be reviewing current policies and expanding training for its employees.

Here is DC's full statement:
DC Entertainment strives to foster a culture of inclusion, fairness and respect. While we cannot comment on specific personnel matters, DC takes allegations of discrimination and harassment very seriously, promptly investigates reports of misconduct and disciplines those who violate our standards and policies. As part of our ongoing effort to provide an equitable working environment, we are reviewing our policies, expanding employee training on the topic and working with internal and external resources to ensure that these policies and procedures are respected and reinforced across the company.

In April, details emerged about a series of reported incidents involving Berganza that took place between approximately 2010 and 2012 — complaints of alleged inappropriate behavior that reportedly led to the editor's 2012 reassignment from his former position as executive editor.

Berganza started with DC in 1992 and worked his way up to eventually become executive editor of the DCU in 2010. In 2012, DC announced that Berganza's job was being changed to group editor, as he was seemingly replaced by newly-appointed Editorial Director Bobbi Chase. He currently oversees editing of Superman-related comic books.