Creators Guild Drops Momokun Cosplayer Following Sexual Harassment Complaints
Momokun Sexual Harassment
(Last Updated On: July 6, 2018)

The Creators Guild anime and gamer clothing and apparel shop has apparently decided to cancel meet and greets and withdraw badges at this year’s Anime Expo for cosplayer Mariah Mallad, better known in the cosplay community as Momokun.

The company was informed about Momokun’s behavior regarding sexual harassment, and originally the exhibitors were leery and asked for proof, and some of the cosplayers who were sexually harassed came forward to give their testimony.

Another cosplayer shared her story, claiming that Momokun jammed a microphone up to her genitals while at a villa party without her consent.

Video footage of Momokun groping and touching other cosplayers without their consent was posted up last year on June 7th, 2017 by YouTuber Kurt Mayer.

The evidence was overwhelming enough for the Creators Guild to finally take heed of the testimonies and video footage to finally pull public support of Momokun.

On July 5th, 2018 the Creators Guild made the following statements on Twitter…

”Thank you everyone for your concerns about who or what represents the Creators Guild brand. We are very unaware of what happens outside of our booth since our preparations and traveling don’t give us much time to have the regular convention attendees experience. We hardly ever get to enjoy convention activities. We obviously want everyone to have an enjoyable time so if there’s anything or anyone that makes you feel comfortable we will try with the best of our abilities to remedy the situation.

 

“Though our experiences with Mariah have always been pleasant and professional, we have kindly asked her to cancel her meet and greet at our booth due to all the concerns that have been presented to us. We apologize for our delayed response to this situation since we are setting up for the convention for tomorrow morning.”

Some concerned attendees were wondering if the badge support would be revoked as well, and Creators Guild noted that Momokun informed them that she was returning the badge.

According to various Twitter users, Momokun did respond to the allegations of sexual harassment, but it wasn’t through the typical Twitter channels since her accounts are suspended.

Twitter user Pixelbuster, however, explained that Momokun attempted to place the blame on ADHD.

Apparently the groping and sexual harassment has been going on for quite some time, but most of the people on the receiving end kept quiet about it.

The drama managed to catch the attention of YouTuber Repzion, who did a fully detailed breakdown of the drama as well as covered some of the past drama that led up to the complaints about Momokun’s sexual harassment allegations.

It’s unclear if the media will pick up the story and if they do whether or not they will attempt to spin the story, which is what happened recently when ArenaNet fired two developers for publicly denigrating and being combative toward the Guild Wars 2 gaming community. However, for the time being there are a number of Anime Expo fans and convention attendees who are happy that the Momokun situation has been dealt with… for now.

(Thanks for the news tip Kyuryon)


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