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Funimation Will Not Engage Vic Mignogna on Future Productions

posted on by Karen Ressler
Company issues statement on allegations against voice actor

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Monday that it will not engage voice actor Vic Mignogna on future productions. The company's full statement, posted on Twitter, is below:

Everyone, we wanted to give you an update on the Vic Mignogna situation. Following an investigation, Funimation recast Vic Mignogna in Morose Mononokean Season 2. Funimation will not be engaging Mignogna in future productions. Part of our core mission is to celebrate the diversity of the anime community and to share our love for this genre and its positive impact on all. We do not condone any kind of harassment or threatening behavior being directed at anyone.

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.

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 apology at Bak-Anime.

Source: Funimation's Twitter account


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