Dub Voice Actor Vic Mignogna Issues Statement: 'Taking Time to Recommit to God, Seeking Help'
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Voice actor Vic Mignogna issued a new statement on February 13 in the midst of new allegations by fellow voice actors Jamie Marchi and Monica Rial and FUNimation Entertainment severing its relationship with him.
In the statement, Mignogna apologizes for anything he has "said or done out of ignorance" and states he was unaware of any animosity that existed between himself and his colleagues and apologizes for any words or actions that made them feel disrespected. Finally, Mignogna states that he is taking this time to "recommit to God and seeking help from counselor" to improve.
Mignogna has been accused by a number of con attendees of kissing and embracing them without consent over the course of his career with some allegations dating back to 2008. These allegations have spread on social media over the past few weeks. Fellow voice actors have publicly issued anecdotes of their personal experiences with Mignogna or support for those speaking out via social media.
Most recently, a former theater student and fellow parishioner at Mignogna's church in Virginia alleged that after working together on the high school play in 1989, Mignogna invited the then 16 year old girl to his home, removed his shirt, and began putting his tongue in her ear despite her protests of needing to go home. Eventually, she states he stopped and she left his home. According to her account, she met Mignogna when he was 26 and brought on to help direct the play at Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The connected Christian college newspaper from 1989 confirms that Mignogna participated in the college's theater program. Mignogna's resume also states that Mignogna was in Lynchburg creating videos for FamilyNet in 1989, a Christian broadcasting station owned by televangelist Jerry Falwell. Falwell was also the founder of Liberty Christian Academy.
Rooster Teeth has replaced Mignogna in the cast of RWBY, and Funimation confirmed its recast for The Morose Mononokean II last week. Many of Mignogna's convention appearances have been canceled. Mignogna issued an earlier apology at Bak-Anime.