DC Finally Addresses Harassment Allegations

DC-Comics-logoOn Friday DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson addresses staff in a special meeting regarding the harassment allegations made against staffers within the company as well as the company’s policies and procedures.

The allegations arose (again) three weeks ago after staffing changes at Vertigo were made causing an uproar in the comic community.

A sustained external campaign for the company to address the issue has been waged since and my understanding internal pressure was also pressed.

DC has released a 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.

The above is the first official acknowledgement of issues by the publisher.