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DC Comics Editor Fired Following Sexual Harassment Claims

DC Comics fired longtime editor Eddie Berganza after BuzzFeed News reported on years of sexual harassment allegations made against him. BuzzFeed published the accounts of female employees at DC Comics who alleged that Berganza tried to forcibly kiss or grope them, and wrote about how he was promoted despite multi-employee complaints about his behavior to Human Resources. He was later demoted to group editor after another woman said he kissed her without her consent. One day after the BuzzFeed News report was published, DC announced that the company was suspending Berganza and launching an investigation; he was fired two days later. Berganza’s DC Comics career spanned 25 years.

J.K. Rowling Bolsters Aspiring Writer

When a frustrated aspiring writer sent a sorrowful tweet into the void where one imagines tweets from random people to J.K. Rowling exist, something miraculous happened: the author responded. Not only did she respond, she did so with encouragement. “I want to write like @jk_rowling or @StephenKing but it’s too hard for me. I’m demotivated. I’ll never finish my book,” tweeted the writer. In response, Rowling advised, “Write like you,” and told her to finish the book. What a perfect story for NaNoWriMo season.

Wonder Woman 2 Gets Earlier Release Date

Happy news for Wonder Woman fans impatient for the second film: Wonder Woman 2 will be released November 1, 2019, a month and half earlier than originally announced. Patty Jenkins will direct and Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman. If that’s still too long a wait, you can catch Diana Prince at the theater in Justice League this weekend.

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