Andy Signore, the creator of Honest Trailers and Screen Rant and other online media ventures, was ousted from Defy Media following accusations of misconduct back in 2017. A year later he sued Defy Media for wrongful termination, and now that the case is behind him, he’s posted up a new video to outline how the #MeToo accusations that led to his firing were actually fabricated.
In a 17 minute video posted up on his new channel called Popcorned Planet, Signore goes through the whole tale of how he was wrongfully accused, and how he lost a lot due to those accusations, and how he wasn’t able to talk about how they were fabricated during the ongoing litigation process.
He doesn’t just ramble for the 17 minutes, he actually brings receipts and proof that he didn’t engage in the misconduct that was alleged to have taken place.
While he does apologize for certain things he said or behaved in ways that were uncouth while he was married, he makes it known that the accusations of sexual assault did not happen.
In fact, the accuser had been texting with him leading up to their night of infidelity.
What’s more is that they had been texting for some time, and they hooked up multiple times, one of which included the accuser inviting Signore to her room.
The messages were all made available for public perusal through Signore’s video that he posted up.
Interestingly enough, there was actually a response from the accuser, which was included in a video that TheQuartering posted up.
The actual tweet from the accuser was posted up on Twitter in response to Signore’s video on July 22nd, 2019.
The tweet can be viewed below.
Moving forward… pic.twitter.com/4imthujiyz
— April Dawn (@April13Dawn) July 22, 2019
If you’re unable to read the message in the image, it states…
“When I came forward a few years ago I knew everything that was displayed in the video today could be made public. I decided to go forward regardless because I wanted to make sure no harm would come to any more women.
“I was ready then and I’m ready now to take the hits, comments or criticism you can throw at me because at the end of the I know my truth and what I did was right. I was a teenager and I made mistakes and I’ve had to live with them. I’m not giving anymore of my time or energy to this, I’m moving on for my own mental health. Thanks to all those who continue to support me as I learn and grow.”
This is similar to the fallout that took place after cosplayer Jessie Pridemore accused voice actor Todd Haberkorn of sexual misconduct, only for him to later release the actual text messages and e-mails they exchanged with one another, rebutting Pridemore’s claims.
Harberkorn was able to stave off complete and utter career annihilation, something that befell his peer Vic Mignogna, who was fired from Funimation and Rooster Teeth following various accusations leveled at him by the media and fellow voice actors. Mignogna retaliated via a lawsuit, though, much like Signore.
In this case, Signore was able to expose the facts in hopes of achieving some kind of vindication for his public shaming at the hands of his accuser. It’s also yet another case of the #MeToo movement backfiring and exposing itself as little more than a vehicle for spiteful women to exercise their scorn.
(Thanks for the news tip Τιμ)