Archie Attempts to Oust Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

I wondered why we’d only mostly heard from co-CEO Jon Goldwater lately… Robot 6 is reporting, based on a TMZ post, that

Archie Comics has filed a lawsuit against Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit accusing her of bullying and sexually harassing employees…. The company is asking a judge for an injunction preventing Silberkleit from returning to its Mamaroneck, N.Y., headquarters and from representing the company at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Goldwater and Silberkleit are both related to the company founders, which is what brought them to their shared leadership position. Nancy’s husband Michael passed away in 2008, while Jon’s brother Richard, son of John L. Goldwater, passed away the year before. Heidi found a 2010 article in which Silberkleit complains about “the old boys’ network” in place at the company.

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10 Responses to “Archie Attempts to Oust Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit”

  1. Dwight Williams Says:

    Wishing Mrs. Silberkleist the best with this mess! I suspect it’s going to be tough slogging.

  2. John Says:

    Just for the record Jon is John L. Goldwater Jr. the brother of Richard not Richard’s son.

  3. Johanna Says:

    Thanks, I’ve made the correction.

  4. ShadZ Says:

    This does sound more like a power struggle than a real sexual-harassment issue.

  5. Steve G Says:

    Jon Goldwater is up to no good and has been since day one at the helm. The company has been turned on it’s side and Mr Goldwater has gotten his employees to take sides in an effort to take control and throw Nancy out. Additionally, artists such as the legandary Stan Goldberg have been tossed aside (after 40 years) as the ultimate Archie Ambassador for no apparent reason. Goldwater will run the company into the ground and that is the ultimate shame of it all. Nancy has to hold her ground (this lawsuit will never stand), put a plan into place to have an equal voice and restore a sense of sanity and direction (including hiring back Stan Goldberg) into Riverdale once more.

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  7. Brent Says:

    I don’t think I would want to work at a place where my boss yells “penis” while she points at mine. Of course she’s going to try to play the “I’m a woman, I’m a victim” card just like most women do when they are held responsible for what they do.

  8. Johanna Says:

    I don’t think I would want to work at a place with you, given your sexist stereotypes.

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