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Vic Mignogna


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Saw this on lolcow, a little but could be relevant.

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Saw this on lolcow, a little but could be relevant.

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So. Much. This. 

Vic apologized TWICE. Not once. TWICE. 

I don't think the court is going to overlook that. 

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So begs the questions; are they still even pursuing a defamation lawsuit? I mean I've heard TI get toss around alot, and supposedly this is only the first in a string of lawsuits. 

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We know that Ron had been contacted in the past with things like being told not to take down his tweets. I'm guessing those being sued had prior contact. For legal reasons, Marzgurl might have been advised not to talk about it, but if she hasn't heard anything I would guess she's safe.

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We know that Ron had been contacted in the past with things like being told not to take down his tweets. I'm guessing those being sued had prior contact. For legal reasons, Marzgurl might have been advised not to talk about it, but if she hasn't heard anything I would guess she's safe.

 

Focusing on the VA's would be the way to get a better settlement however so I think Marz and cosplayers like Dominique are not a high enough priority as what financial gain could Vic get from non famous actor Citizens?

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http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/how-do-we-deal-with-the-fallout-of-anime-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/

 

On February 11, 2019, Funimation Entertainment announced it had ended its relationship with one of its most prolific voice actors, Vic Mignogna, because of sexual misconduct accusations. The month that led up to their decision and the month that followed can only be described as a shitstorm; fans lashed out, other voice actors took sides, and industry professionals came out of the woodwork. The seas have somewhat calmed since then, but I’ve been left wondering: what now?

 

For context, in January, just after the Dragon Ball Super movie debuted in theaters, some discussion on Twitter surrounding Mignogna’s behavior at conventions began to swirl. The first tweet I saw described accusations going back a decade without any repercussions for the alleged conduct. If I’m honest, that first accusation was easy for me to dismiss—people are always making weird claims online, right? I’d never met Mignogna myself, but I’d seen plenty of interviews. He was soft-spoken, charming, and had a lovely smile. I was a huge fan of his work, and his acting always made me happy. From Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) and Tamaki Suou (Ouran Host Club) to Broly (Dragon Ball Z), he was one of those rare breeds with an equal knack for heroes and villains. It was naïve on my part to think this meant anything with respect to the accusations, because niceness doesn’t equate to innocence.

After about two weeks of this, the discussion surrounding Mignogna’s behavior reached a place I didn’t think possible. Zach Logan, founder of The One Piece Podcast and a Manhattan attorney, tweeted about his own encounter. More people who had met Mignogna and worked with him at cons corroborated the same sorts of stories as hushed whispers about his behavior over the past decades came to light. After understanding the conversation was a lot bigger than I’d first believed, it was time for a painful reckoning: there was obviously something here.

As a fan of anime and of this specific voice actor, how was I supposed to feel? Could I still love the characters Mignogna had voiced? Was it okay to feel let down, disappointed? Was I allowed to have a period of “mourning” as I came to terms with a new reality? Navigating answers is hard, but I think it’s understandable to feel saddened when you discover someone you admired has let the community down. I think you can decide for yourself whether their work is something you can still enjoy or whether you should keep your signed Funko Pop.

One of the worst parts of this whole debacle was the sheer number of fans who attacked others for sharing their stories about Mignogna. When Funimation voice actor Monica Rial shared her story, people came out in droves to call her a liar and say she was part of some grand conspiracy to get Mignogna fired for her own personal gain. It’s natural for people to be skeptical of any accusation, but it was shocking to see the lengths some fans went to. My sadness and disappointment, it seemed, wouldn’t be caused exclusively by Mignogna’s actions but also by those of some of the fandom, too.

On March 22, the second annual Dragon Ball convention, Kameha Con, reinvited Vic Mignogna to be a guest after having initially banned him in light of the allegations. Predictably, some fans were excited, and some were furious. Some said making the announcement only three weeks before the convention was shady and scummy because would-be attendees had already purchased plane tickets and made other commitments; it would be difficult or impossible to back out of attending for many eventgoers. Many Funimation voice actors also cancelled their appearances as a result of the announcement, including Monica Rial (Bulma), Jason Douglas (Beerus) and Josh Grelle (Grand Priest). Other panelists from the fandom side of the community pulled out as well, including Dragon Ball subreddit moderator Terez and YouTuber MistareFusion, noting their distaste for Kameha Con’s decision.

The debate brings forth an interesting question about the nature of conventions. What measures can be taken so a situation like Mignogna’s doesn’t happen again?

Most conventions have policies in place to try to protect guests and the public from sexual harassment. After the backlash of reinviting Mignogna, Kameha Con released a statement reaffirming its no-tolerance policy for harassment, tweeting, “Anyone who seeks to violate these rules will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” But as Terez pointed out, “Having a known con creep on your guest list just shows everyone that your policy is toothless and that reports will only be taken seriously if it is convenient for the convention.” In other words, talk is cheap, and cons have to do more than write nice-sounding policies for their websites—they have to make sure their actions back up the spirit of those policies.

After an incident involving a 33-year-old man coercing an underage girl at the Katsucon anime convention in Maryland, the con released a statement saying it would begin checking preregistered attendees against local and federal sex offender lists in order to reduce the chances of something similar happening in the future. Although the convention already had policies that aimed to protect its attendees, including specific procedures relating to underage attendees, the fact the organizers changed their policy in response to the event shows they are serious in their commitment.

It’s absurd that Vic’s behavior was seemingly a known problem for years and nothing was done. Few anime voice actors are more popular than he is (or was), and it seems because of that, everyone put up with him. If we’re going to make our local events safe, organizers need to be brave enough to not invite certain guests. If eventgoers feel unsafe, if the whisper network cautions people to stay away from certain guests, the con’s success is mitigated. The division Kameha Con caused serves as an important example.

Although it does not have written policies on its website, the Midwest Comic Book Association displays a large, prominent “Cosplay is not consent” banner at the entrance to its Minnesota conventions. This type of signage is important and helps set the tone for the convention. It reinforces what is unacceptable behavior and also sets up expectations that behavior won’t be tolerated. Another local con, CONvergence, posts similar signs at its convention in addition to its written policies. It shows both conventions are serious about the type of culture they want to create in their spaces because the signs are in places everyone will see them. Language helps creates culture and healthy culture develops when expectations are clear and violators are reprimanded. I think our local cons are making important strides so everyone is able to have fun.

It’s also important for the community to listen. When someone says they’ve been sexually assaulted, it’s our duty to listen and to investigate. We shouldn’t dismiss accusations because of an actor’s skills or how much we love them. We need to learn that just because someone appears to be charming in the receiving line for signatures or in an interview, that doesn’t mean that’s who they actually are.

A lot of anime lovers have difficulty finding others who share their passion, and conventions are a way for fans to meet like-minded people. We should do our best to protect those spaces, because there’s nothing better than spending time with other people who love what you love.

 

 

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You can also tell these people are either young or shut ins not involved with the real world that they think lawsuits are as big of a deal at they do. 

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It's amazing he got through law school, being so utterly blind like that.

 

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It's amazing he got through law school, being so utterly blind like that.

 

 

eh he may have passed but if it doesn't fit his agenda he calls it wrong.

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Haha me too! It’s one of my favs!!!! Thank you :alpacacrush:

From what I’ve seen it does seem that Dom was at least at Kameha Con after Monica’s signing. Haven’t seen any evidence of her being kicked out yet. 

Also Chambers wants one of us/me (?) to come debate her anonymously on her Discord or channel. Lol, no Chambers. :hurrplz:

Edit: Does seem confirmed Dom was kicked out. 

 

Chambers can go screw themselves no one wants to deal with them. 

and all i can think of is Digital Homicide.

Good fucking luck if this is real and legit and the charges hold weight but again DIGIHOMI hes not gonna get any where. 

 

 

Apparently the 400 tweets is Ron.

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Apparently the 400 tweets is Ron.

 

 

According to Kiwifarms, they're starting out by suing four people. We know that one is Ron, so I would think it's fair to say that Monica is another.

 

It's so close to Digital Homicide trying to sue 100 steam users. 

 

 https://youtu.be/eKrzRLSdzFc (Video done by Lawful Masses with Leonard French aka an attorney who knows his stuff) 

"I luuurve anime" could very easily be removed, when what they're doing is  invasive, stalkerish screencapping and that very easily goes against twitters policy on harassment. Don't know if Twitter will do shit immediately tho, they're notoriously loosey goosey in "taking care" of accounts like that.

One of the artists from earlier in the thread (believe she drew the Vic Todd comic) is now selling a "Women for Vic" shirt. The design quality is horrendous, but the overall message of women protecting a predator like Vic is the most jarring.

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Ladies, this man is not your fucking fairytale bishounen. He is not his anime roles. 

 

Someone tell this girl identifying as a women and liking Vic doesn't make them special. 

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He also admitted to several events that occurred in the io9 article. He’s already fully incriminated himself.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/one-of-anime-s-biggest-voices-accused-of-sexual-harassm-1832390505

 

Yeah, he has especially if the Gizmodo article could be used as evidence.

I just checked one of my social media accounts only to see that one of my IRL friends made an ISWV post. I'd hoped that she'd changed her mind after Monica and Jamie came forward with their stories, but I was wrong. I scrolled past her post and didn't acknowledge it. There's no point in debating with her since she's being delusional and misguided.

My other IRL friend who I mentioned earlier in this thread has come around. She put some thought into my points during the debate that we had back in February. She feels disappointed in Vic and thinks that he screwed up big time. My friend is also sad about his behavior because she really looked up to him, but she's not ISWV anymore, nor did post about the issue on social media as far as I know.

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It's amazing he got through law school, being so utterly blind like that.

 

 

I think Racketball is a mediocre lawyer at best, but his word gymnastics and ability to dodge questions is amazing. Here is some of the conversation preceding it. He begins by stating that Kickvic posted someone's address, won't clarify whose, and procedes to backpedal from there.

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Then he procedes to invite 2 members of KF to discuss their doxxing of Dom on his stream. Who knows what's going on in that alcohol-addled brain of his? Racketball is going to keep playing as a racket and ball here.

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I did end up deciding to screenshot less but apparently, that offhanded comment about Vic looking like the live action Grinch triggered them way more than anything else I’ve ever said. Despite the fact that 90% of their timelines are them insulting Ren and Monica’s appearances. I’ve been so much more blunt than that in the past so I guess this one must’ve hit home. Here’s a sample: 

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Innocent of looking like the Grinch? 

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And Chair Boy is back to bitching so @sensorium139 if we’re still doing the thing. 

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:hurrplz: 

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I think Racketball is a mediocre lawyer at best, but his word gymnastics and ability to dodge questions is amazing. Here is some of the conversation preceding it. He begins by stating that Kickvic posted someone's address, won't clarify whose, and procedes to backpedal from there.

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Then he procedes to invite 2 members of KF to discuss their doxxing of Dom on his stream. Who knows what's going on in that alcohol-addled brain of his? Racketball is going to keep playing as a racket and ball here.

 

Your answer lies here

>>43585
Null talking about the dangers of Doxxing is so hilarious once you remember how he doxxes anyone he doesn't like.
I knew Rekieta was an idiot but this is going too far in being stupid.

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>doing a livestream with Null to talk about the dangers of doxxing
So fucking clueless.

 

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