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Vic Mignogna Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Vic Mignogna Sexual Assault Allegations refer to accusations that American voice actor Vic Mignogna, best known for voicing the character Edward Elric from the English dub of the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist, sexually harassed various women.


Talk of Mignogna being creepy and inappropriate have circulated in the convention community since he first started appearing at them since the mid 2000s. On February 8th, 2017, a thread compiling various accusations against Mignogna was created on the site PrettyUglyLittleLiar.[6]


2019 Twitter Thread

On January 16th, 2019, a Twitter[5] thread was published about Mignogna, which contained various accusations of homophobia, anti-Semitism and unwanted sexual advances. That day, Anime Feminist founder Amelia Cook retweeted the thread, along with the message "How is Vic Mignogna still working in anime?" (shown below). Within three weeks, the tweet garnered upwards of 2,500 likes and 1,800 retweets.

Mignogna's Response

On January 21st, 2019, Mignogna posted a statement on Twitter[4] denying the accusations, but claiming he would stop physically interacting with fans (shown below). Within two weeks, the post gained over 8,600 likes and 2,000 retweets.

This is heartbreaking. Over the last few days, a number of comments and allegations have been voiced on social media. I'd like to share my thoughts. Homophobic? NO! Some of my dearest friends are members of the LGBTQ community, including several that I brought into my production family on Star Trek Continues. This is a blatantly false statement. I said many years ago that I didn't think a particular character I voiced was gay, contrary to what some fans believed, not because it matters to me AT ALL, but because I was told this was the case. I also elected not to autograph Yaoi, not because I am homophobic but because I didn't wish to sign material that was not canon. Anti-Semitic?? I couldn't even grasp where this was coming from until someone pointed me to a moment years ago where I was in a panel, and referred to a bunch of noise coming from another room jokingly as "a holocaust." As l said then, it was a metaphor for armageddon, death, and mass destruction, but not "THE Holocaust." Could I have chosen a different word? Sure, in retrospect I could have. And, of course, I am sorry that it offended anyone. I sincerely apologize to any convention staff member who ever felt I was anything less than kind and grateful to be included in their event. Unknown to most staffers, contractual arrangements made in advance with cons were occasionally not honored when I arrived and that made me frustrated. That does not excuse making anyone feel badly and I am deeply sorry. I would also like to sincerely apologize to anyone who ever felt my interaction with them (a hug or a kiss on the cheek or forehead) was crossing a line. Never in a million years would it be my intent to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Rather, it was meant to show gratitude or support. I come from an affectionately expressive family where such displays are commonplace. But I understand that not everyone feels the same way. Hence, I will not be interacting in the same way with fans in the future. Understand this is the climate we live in and this is how it has to be. To my fans who ask me for hugs, etc., I'm sorry, but please know that I am no less grateful to or supportive of you! Finally, any allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or most disturbingly, p--------- are COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY FALSE. My heart weeps for anyone who endures a violation of this kind, so to be accused of harming others in this way...! have no words. Sincerely, Vic Mignogna

Rooster Teeth's Response

On February 5th, 2019, Rooster Teeth published an announcement that Mignogna was "no longer a part of the cast" for the show RWBY and that the company was "ending all associations with Mignogna."[3]

Funimation's Response

On February 11th, Funimation announced one of his roles will be recast and they will no longer engaging with Mignogna in future productions.


On February 19th, a GoFundMe was launched by Nick Rekieta with a $100,000 goal.[7] The money will go directly to lawyer fees and any extra money left over will go to charity.[8] The GoFundME reached the goal on March 5th.

Ty Beard

On March 1st, 2019, Mignogna's attorney Ty Beard replied to a thread on Twitter[9] about accusations against Mignogna with the message "We will be in touch" (shown below).

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On March 4th, the Rekieta Law YouTube channel held a livestream with Ty Beard about the Vic Mignogna case (shown below, left). The following day, YouTuber ThatUmbrellaGuy uploaded a video reacting to the livestream (shown below, right).

On March 20th, Rekieta Law held another livestream with Beard, who discussed ethics complaints, KamehaCon and various legal issues (shown below).

Search Interest


[1] Anime Cons – Vic Mignogna

[2] Anime News Network – Fans Recount Unwanted Affection from Voice Actor Vic Mignogna

[3] Rooster Teeth – Vic Mignogna

[4] Twitter – @vicmignogna

[5] Twitter – @hanleia tweet

[6] PrettyUglyLittleLiar (via Wayback Machine) – Vic Mignogna

[7] Gofundme – Vic Kicks Back

[8] Twitter – gofundme tweet

[9] Twitter – TyBeard10

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