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Old 02-05-2019, 09:21 AM   #1
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Vic Mignogna Sexual Misconduct Allegations (Dropped By Rooster Teeth and Funimation)

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of anime fans flock to conventions, whether it's their mid-sized local con or planning a trek to Anime Expo. The reasons are just as varied as the attendees: some will spend early morning hours assembling racks and decoration for their artist alley booth, some will perfect their make-up and glue for the cosplay masquerade, and others will hop from fan panel to fan panel to learn about dubs lost to time or obscure appearances of hamburgers in anime.

For many, conventions are a weekend of fandom and freedom. Parents can drop off a small group of friends, assured that they'll get their coveted autographs and UFO catcher plushies. It's a place to laugh loudly, be unabashedly nerdy, and interact with the creators and actors in what's assumed as a safe environment. Adults and kids alike are there to check off their "must-sees" but while everyone is running off to the next panel or cosplay meet-up, who is making sure the star-struck, awkward teens are engaging with guests appropriately and vice versa? Where is the line for appropriate guest and attendee behavior and what should be done when it's crossed?

These questions came to the forefront of social media these last weeks as rumors about convention guests and staff interactions with minors stopped being whispered and instead were shouted. A Twitter thread posted on January 16 accused dub voice actor Vic Mignogna of homophobia, rude behavior, and most concerning, making unwanted physical advances on female con-goers. The thread quickly spread with over 4,000 retweets at the time of this writing and over 400 comments, many relaying their own negative experiences, including unwanted and unsolicited physical affection from the Fullmetal Alchemist voice actor. As with any claims involving a person with a moderate fan following, Mignogna's supporters were quick to attempt to discredit individuals' claims or at the very least dispute the voice actor's intentions behind kissing or hugging attendees unannounced.

J was approximately 14 years old when she attended New York Comic-Con in 2014 and met Mignogna. She described the encounter as "really, really uncomfortable." She discussed how the voice actor put his hand underneath her zip-up sweatshirt and on her waist for the initial photo. Then, thinking that the photo-taking portion was done, she was surprised when he asked her to look toward the camera again. That's when he put his face close to hers and then kissed her.
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Effective today, Vic Mignogna is no longer a part of the cast of RWBY and Rooster Teeth is ending all associations with Mignogna. This will not affect the creative content of RWBY.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:44 PM   #2
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I think calling kids on the phone when you're 45 is a bit outside the realm of common sense. He should've drawn the line there.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:37 PM   #3
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I always knew there was something off about him.

My thoughts are with the victims.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:03 AM   #4
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Updates came up that the girl talking about some mystery guy raping her and trying to somehow involve Vic were lies. He was basically a guy she kept wanting to sleep with and he kept turning her down. The mystery dude spoke out on FB and posted screencaps showing that even after the alleged rape, she still kept coming after him for more. Doesn't sound like rape to me. Todd Heberkon was the mystery man and he realized the post was about him.

There's a youtube video by the Lazy Gamer called Update on what's going on with Vic Mignona which includes facebook screencaps which anyone can check Todd's Facebook to be sure.

I knew it. Vic might have been hugs and kisses, but rape? Never.

Idk, people gotta learn to be more vocal or let **** slip. If you're a girl and in line and see other girls happily hug him and whatnot but you don't want that, just tell him 'can I get a pic with you just... um.. no hugs and kisses ok?'. He's cool about that. He might have jumped the gun before but I'm sure had they said something he wouldn't have hugged that person.

IDK it's hard to say, but I personally never met a female FMA fan that didn't want to hug and kiss the guy.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:41 PM   #5
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What baffles me is that, in nearly EVERY SINGLE one of these assault allegations, there were others (mainly peers) who had the exact same, or even more, power than the alleged perpetrator. And yet, they chose to not do or say anything. They just want the money to keep rolling in.

Some used the perpetrator for their own gain. Some even assisted or encouraged the perpetrator to keep doing harm.

They're cowardly enablers.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:28 PM   #6
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Honestly, I don't believe anything from these people. Everything is mostly 'I heard this' or 'I heard that', no actual allegations from first hand victims. All of them were hugs and a kiss to the cheek which is nothing. Some are starting to get swept up in the ******** and starting to say 'well looking back now....' which I say NO. You don't get to be a fangirl one day and turn around and change your mind years later.

There hasn't been a single legit allegation.

Anime News Network showed a pic of a FAN that liked the hug and kiss and painted her a victim. The girl spoke up and said that wasn't true and she and her family loved Vic.

Facebook groups have been revealed of people wanting to photoshop pics to further incriminate him.

Monica randomly blurted out 'it happened to me' without saying what 'it' is and without saying in exact words that Vic did anything. She basically stood back and let her rabid fans rage for her.

One girl said a mystery guy raped her and threw in Vic's name. The guy spoke out and posted all their conversations proving she was the one harassing him constantly, but also plotting to ruin both him and Vic.

Marzgurl is trying to get videos defending him flagged. Both her and Monica are basically putting fingers in their ears and saying 'la la la' as everyone shoves proof in their faces.

Almost everything about this has been debunked.

My heart goes out to the victim.

Granted, in his personal life, Vic seems to be a bit of jerk and an asshole and a diva, and difficult to work with, and sometimes even rude to con staff. Ok, he's an asshole. It does not justify ruining his life permanently with false sexual accusations.

Those guys that wanted to photoshop pictures of him... one of them thought that was too far and the justification used was 'because he was rude a con security guard'.

He's no saint, but the punishment does not fit the crime.
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Funimation have dropped him

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:49 PM   #8
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I always knew there was something off about him.
I love how whenever someone is accused about something, whether its justified or not, there are some people who pretend to be extremely progressive by claiming "I always knew there is something wrong about him!!".

C'mon, make you progressive cookies by some other means.
This "clairvoyance" is just smells of desperation and attention seeking.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:20 PM   #9
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There hasn't been a single legit allegation.

Almost everything about this has been debunked.

My heart goes out to the victim.

He's no saint, but the punishment does not fit the crime.
and this is the problem with the current metoo movement.

yes, it DID help bring down some people who deserved to be brought down..but we've also seen the evil it cna do in the fake femenist movement too, where people will blindly believe and react accordingly. I may be no fan of Chris Hardwick and his 'empire', but fake accusations isn't a way to bring him down.

maybe Funi is using this as an excuse to get rid of him if he was such a jerk to work with.
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That's what happens when the system doesn't work to protect people. The people circumvent the system. It's not always a good thing, either.

We're supposed to have law enforcement and courts to handle this. But since there's not a whole lot of recourse with either of those, we get the #metoo movement instead. And like any public movement, the court of public opinion comes into play and we get these fast and harsh judgments without any due process.

It's important that we listen to people when they have complaints and give them serious consideration. Or else we get this again.
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#metoo and #believevictims are a deadly combination because any woman can come out and make up a story and the media demands you blindly believe her.

Oh, in a totally unrelated matter and startling coincidence, Monica Rial has been appointed to Vic's position in Funimation and Rooster Teeth.

She's also threatening to screencap any tweet questioning her and sending it to her lawyers and law enforcement.

This is a woman that was buddy buddy with the guy a month ago.
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#metoo and #believevictims are a deadly combination because any woman can come out and make up a story and the media demands you blindly believe her.

Oh, in a totally unrelated matter and startling coincidence, Monica Rial has been appointed to Vic's position in Funimation and Rooster Teeth.

She's also threatening to screencap any tweet questioning her and sending it to her lawyers and law enforcement.

This is a woman that was buddy buddy with the guy a month ago.
the new Bulma?

hmm.....could we be dealing with a hostile takeover/power grab? Why would anyone question her, and what about?
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I see being around Vegeta's really rubbed off on Bulma
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It's important that we listen to people when they have complaints and give them serious consideration. Or else we get this again.
It's important to act from position of actual information and not "someones said this, we'd better fire the guy before we have any exact proves".

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#metoo and #believevictims are a deadly combination because any woman can come out and make up a story and the media demands you blindly believe her.

Oh, in a totally unrelated matter and startling coincidence, Monica Rial has been appointed to Vic's position in Funimation and Rooster Teeth.

She's also threatening to screencap any tweet questioning her and sending it to her lawyers and law enforcement.

This is a woman that was buddy buddy with the guy a month ago.
Wow.
What a "coincidence".
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Vic's official statement

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people seem to be more hating on monica rail than vic.

I'll confess, I never understood why they replaced the original bulma after all those years with rail. who is subpar at best.
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I'll confess, I never understood why they replaced the original bulma after all those years with rail. who is subpar at best.
The original Bulma VA retired from voice acting, as far as I remember.
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