Pop Culture, Comic Book and Related Sex Abuse Round-up with Star Trek’s George Takei, CW Supergirl and DC TV’s Andrew Kreisberg, DC Cinematic Universe & Fox X-Men’s Brett Ratner, Fox X-Men’s Bryan Singer & DC Comics’ Eddie Berganza.
At least five comic book and related pop culture big wigs have been accussed of sexual misconduct in recent weeks and days. Here are the current status of each as we understand them.
1) Eddie Berganza
DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza was the recent spotlight of a Buzzfeed article about his past history of sexual predatory behavior and DC’s tepid response. Since that article he was first suspended by DC Comics and today was fired with the following message sent by DC and Warner Bros.:
Statement from DC Entertainment regarding Eddie Berganza – UPDATED 11/13/17
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.
Unless there were new revelations in the Buzzfeed story, as the complainants said they approached DC with them years ago, and considering DC handled the discipline earlier, namely demoting him and perhaps other things, it is likely that Berganaza’s firing including a financial settlement of some kind. More to come as that story develops.
Berganza has made no public comment.
2) Bryan Singer
Like with Berganza, Superman Returns director and Fox’s X-Men film(s) director and creative visionary Bryan Singer also has an alleged past indiscretion that does not appear to be getting a second look by Fox yet due to the lack pf credibility by his accuser. Bryan Singer was accused of having sex with Michael Egan when Egan was a teenager. Egan’s claims were seemingly discredited and he himself was charged for unrelated financial fraud and was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2015. That said, actress Jessica Chastain set to be featured in an upcoming X-Men film has been vocal about Singer’s alleged sexual impropriety.
Singer has maintained his innocence over these charges.
3) Brett Ratner
(Above: Harvey Weinstein on the left and Brett Ratner on the right.)
Fox X-Men director and current producer of DC Cinematic Universe films such as Wonder Woman, Brett Ratner has been accused of forced sexual acts by six women including Species actress Natasha Natasha Henstridge and X-Men’s Olivia Munn as well as homophobic harassment by Ellen Page of X-Men: Last Stand.
Ratner has indicated that he has never had non consensual sex acts with anyone.
4) Andrew Kreisberg
Fifteen women and four mean have accused the executive producer of CW DC TV shows Supergirl, the Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow of inappropriate physical contact. Warner Bros. has suspended Kreisberg saying:
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg. We have suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an internal investigation. We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions”.
Kreisberg denies the allegations.
5) George Takei
Scott R. Brunton has accused George Takei of drugging him and gropping him 1981 when Takei was in his 40s and Brunton was in his 20’s.
Takei denies the allegations.
If I have missed any comic book and related sex allegations please let me know; if you have more up-to-date information please a;sp share.
Tags: sex abuse, sexual misconduct