Lady CEO Of Archie Comics Accused Of Shouting About Penises

Archie Comics is suing to bar its co-ceo, Nancy Silberkleit from returning to the office, saying employees complained about her "offensive" behavior.

According to TMZ, that included "one time in 2009, when she barged into a meeting and "pointed to each [attendee] and said, 'PENIS, PENIS, PENIS, PENIS' and then walked out.'" The quotes are from the filing. In another incident, Silberkleit allegedly shouted the same words and added, "My balls hurt."

Archie Comics says an outside firm recommended her dismissal. They're asking the judge for an injunction against her. According to an earlier Fortune profile, Silberkleit took over the struggling company, formerly headed by her late husband, with no business experience. Her previous job was as a third-grade art teacher.


In other lady comics news, Heroic: A Womanthology, an all-woman-authored comics anthology, launched a fundraising drive on Kickstarter yesterday and managed to raise over $25,000 in less than 24 hours. Take the good with the bad.

Archie Comics Bigshot — Accused of 'Penis' Taunting [TMZ]