Fellow editor at DC Joan Hilty said Berganza "grabbed her and repeatedly tried to pull her in for a kiss" in the early 2000s.
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. Before he was sacked, he was overseeing Dark Knights: Metal, a special series that is reportedly one of DC's biggest-selling titles now.
In 2016, when DC fired popular veteran Vertigo editor Shelly Bond, the comics community teemed with anger, questioning why capable women were being fired when Berganza, a rumored serial harasser, was allowed to remain.
Liz Marsham, a former writer, said Berganza cornered her, forced his tongue in her mouth and tried to grope her in 2006, just three weeks after she first started working at the company.
She added he attempted to grope her later on in the evening too.
Berganza has been a DC employee since the '90s, and has risen through the ranks over the years - despite the fact that his behavior was reported by a group of five employees to human resources in a joint complaint years ago. Berganza, who was up for a promotion to executive editor at the time, received that promotion anyway. The woman did not report the incident to DC - she was not an employee and says she was afraid doing so would jeopardize her or her partner's prospects in the comics industry - but dozens of witnesses allegedly saw the incident occur. "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".
Berganza has not yet commented on the allegations or his suspension and eventual firing. But for many, many comic book creators and fans, that wasn't almost enough.
DC did not disclose who would be assuming Berganza's duties as Group Editor.