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By Christopher Chiu-Tabet
Since June 15, 2020, when artist/writer Cameron Stewart was widely accused of abusing his clout to prey on aspiring teenage comic book creators, the industry has continued to be rocked by allegations of other prominent figures sexually harassing, assaulting, or coercing their colleagues. Other creators have also begun to speak out about general sexism in the industry.
This list of recent allegations will continue to be updated.
– June 16, 2020: multiple women accuse writer Warren Ellis of similarly preying on them like Stewart, alleging he used his influence to make them feel they owed him sexual relationships. Ellis responded with a statement on June 18, acknowledging he had made “mistakes,” and announced the end of his newsletter. DC subsequently replaced a story he wrote for “Dark Nights: Death Metal – Legends of the Dark Knights” with one by writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Jamal Igle.
Artist Patrick Zircher defended Stewart and Ellis, prompting criticism from other creators like Christopher Sebela as well as fans and critics. Zircher subsequently made his Twitter account private, but Nick Hanover explained Zircher often made “weird ‘look at this couple from classic Hollywood who had an age gap relationship’ tweets.”
– June 19, 2020: former Dark Horse editor Brendan Wright was accused by freelance editor Bekah Caden of stalking and harassing her “for over a year.” Starburns Industries Press, where Wright worked as VP and Executive Editor, cut ties with him, as did other publishers and projects he was involved with.
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