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ZariusTwo
04-26-2016, 10:29 AM
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/04/26/another-dc-comics-editor-under-harassment-spotlight-as-the-industry-takes-note/

First the editor of the Superman line, now another currently unidentified senior editor has been implicated in more scandal

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
04-26-2016, 10:41 AM
Disgusting.

May he be dismissed post haste, and let's throw Lobdell out with him.

Spike Spiegel
04-26-2016, 10:51 AM
As a comic geek, I typically hate to typecast comic geeks as sex-starved, socially awkward weirdos, but we've already talked here in various other threads about the state of the comics industry and the "dork age." The inmates have taken over the asylum, and those nerds are the ones running things now. Therefore, they are responsible for the status of that industry.

No one--especially someone with clear talent and discipline like that of Katie Jones--should ever have to be in a position where they fear working for a comics company because they'd have to deal with that kind of harassment.

On the other hand, this passage from the article got me thinking, too:

But I am also wary of a kind of mob rule. There are people whose actions are on different levels to one another, or maybe even entirely innocent, will be tarred with the same brush as the worst offender. There is no room here for the acceptance of remorse, repentance, redemption or rehabilitation. Again, this may not be a concern for some...

plastroncafe
04-26-2016, 11:40 AM
The sad truth of it is, this isn't new.
It's all been going on for a very long time.

Welcome to the background radiation.

Andrew NDB
04-26-2016, 12:17 PM
I know Berganza well, that f*cker. Two Comic-Cons he was snatching up women right in front of me (remember Summer, plastron?). One of which I know he baited with promises of getting her a job as a colorist, which he did... and now she doesn't work there anymore, after he fell out of favor (or maybe she started saying "no").

plastroncafe
04-26-2016, 12:21 PM
I know Berganza well, that f*cker. Two Comic-Cons he was snatching up women right in front of me (remember Summer, plastron?). One of which I know he baited with promises of getting her a job as a colorist, which he did... and now she doesn't work there anymore, after he fell out of favor (or maybe she started saying "no").

I do indeed!
Ugh, he's gross. So so gross.

Spike Spiegel
04-26-2016, 12:58 PM
So has anybody ever pressed charges against this guy? It seems to be common knowledge at DC that he has these tendencies, which would apparently make it easy to find witnesses.

Utrommaniac
04-26-2016, 01:10 PM
I know Berganza well, that f*cker. Two Comic-Cons he was snatching up women right in front of me (remember Summer, plastron?). One of which I know he baited with promises of getting her a job as a colorist, which he did... and now she doesn't work there anymore, after he fell out of favor (or maybe she started saying "no").

Well...I guess I'll make plans not to work for DC if I complete my aspiration to work as a colorist.

Andrew NDB
04-26-2016, 01:55 PM
Well...I guess I'll make plans not to work for DC if I complete my aspiration to work as a colorist.

Even if making your dreams come true only cost you a sweaty night or two with this man?

http://static.omelete.uol.com.br/media/extras/conteudos/conteudo_30697.jpg

DC has been a tyranny for about a decade now, a boys club of a$$holes who scratch each other's backs and have no interest in promoting quality storytelling. Sexually harassing some chick? We got your back, as long as you're toeing the company line. When guys like Chuck Dixon and Mark Waid are pushed out, something is amok.

Spike Spiegel
04-26-2016, 02:01 PM
Even if making your dreams come true only cost you a sweaty night or two with this man?

http://static.omelete.uol.com.br/media/extras/conteudos/conteudo_30697.jpg

When guys like Chuck Dixon and Mark Waid are pushed out, something is amok.

Indeed.

The guy in the photo looks pretty nasty.

Andrew NDB
04-26-2016, 02:07 PM
Indeed.

The guy in the photo looks pretty nasty.

That's him, that's Berganza. He's kinda like...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/88/88f713f6c6c55b8241be8c14824349ed022348df6fc20976f3 66d68aecfa2fb8.jpg

ZariusTwo
05-05-2016, 02:39 PM
Didio has now been driven off Twitter

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/05/05/dan-didio-deletes-his-twitter-account-its-all-about-rabbits/

Spike Spiegel
05-05-2016, 05:08 PM
Didio has now been driven off Twitter

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/05/05/dan-didio-deletes-his-twitter-account-its-all-about-rabbits/

The mob rules.

http://www.rankopedia.com/CandidatePix/140533.gif

Andrew NDB
05-05-2016, 05:59 PM
Didio has now been driven off Twitter

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/05/05/dan-didio-deletes-his-twitter-account-its-all-about-rabbits/

Well, it's a start.

myconius
05-12-2016, 10:10 PM
wow!!! how utterly putrid!!!

demoted? sounds like the guy needs to be brought up an charges?

ZariusTwo
05-14-2016, 03:54 AM
DC issue a statement regarding a review and expansion of policies in light of the scandal.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/dc-entertainment-addresses-harassment-issues-plans-to-review-and-expand-policies

Spike Spiegel
05-14-2016, 07:34 AM
What is so special about this Berganza guy that they haven't fired him yet? Especially with this documented history of allegations?

He is, at the very least, a PR nightmare for both DC and WB at this point.

ZariusTwo
06-07-2016, 11:37 AM
Diane Nelson has spoken to harrasment victim Katie Jones

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/06/07/when-diane-nelson-spoke-to-katie-jones-about-sexual-harassment/

Spike Spiegel
11-13-2017, 10:23 AM
Looks like Berganza is out for the moment.

DC Group Editor EDDIE BERGANZA Suspended Following New Allegation Details
(https://www.newsarama.com/37315-dc-group-editor-eddie-berganza-suspended-following-new-allegation-details.html)


DC Entertainment has immediately suspended Mr. Berganza and has removed him from performing his duties as Group Editor at DC Comics. 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. DC continues to be extremely committed to creating a safe and secure working environment for our employees and everyone involved in the creation of our comic books.

Allegations against Berganza initially became public in April 2016, as reported by Newsarama and others.

Andrew NDB
11-13-2017, 12:49 PM
Looks like Berganza is out for the moment.


Not really. He's just suspended for the moment, probably with pay.

ZariusTwo
11-13-2017, 02:08 PM
Eddie Berganza...


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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dc-comics-editor-fired-sexual-assault-claims-1057570