Anti-#GamerGate Developer John Kane Apologizes For Sexual Misconduct

John Kane GamerGate

Anti-gaming activist, anti-#GamerGate critic, feminist ally, and Australian game developer, John Kane, has had no qualms about publicly condemning gamers and #GamerGate on social media. Like many critics who have come out publicly against the consumer revolt to improve ethics in media journalism, it turns out that Kane was cast under the bus by the Social Justice Warrior community after someone he was involved with outed him as a sex pest, prompting him to apologize for his sexual misconduct. Continue reading “Anti-#GamerGate Developer John Kane Apologizes For Sexual Misconduct”

Lawyer Starts GoFundMe For Vic Mignogna Legal Defense In Light Of Damaging Claims

Vic Mignogna lawsuit (Copyright Funimation)

[Update 2/20/2019:] Vic Mignogna posted a tweet confirming that the GoFundMe has been setup for legal expenses and that he is moving forward with legal recourse to save his 20 year career.

[Original article:] For a short while it seemed like anime voice actor, Vic Mignogna, would be a punching bag for the people targeting him based on decade old allegations and some misrepresented photos used to defame him and end his career. This was fueled mostly by specific outlets who have put cross-hairs on Mignogna with the intent of forcing him out of the anime industry. Well, apparently Mignogna is not standing by idly and has been putting together a legal team. Continue reading “Lawyer Starts GoFundMe For Vic Mignogna Legal Defense In Light Of Damaging Claims”

Fantasy Soft Stands With Vic Mignogna, Says He’s Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Fantasy Soft

In all of the hubbub circulating about the allegations aimed at voice actor Vic Mignogna, as well as a few fingers pointed at fellow voice actor, Todd Haberkorn, there was actually one company that came out and said that they would continue to support the actors until it was proven in the court of law that they were guilty. Continue reading “Fantasy Soft Stands With Vic Mignogna, Says He’s Innocent Until Proven Guilty”

Funimation Cuts All Ties With Vic Mignogna, Won’t Be Hiring Him For Future Productions

Dragon Ball Super Broly

Additional information has come to light regarding the case of anime voice actor Vic Mignogna, who has been on the receiving end of various allegations of misconduct and abuse. Now, the allegations don’t have much weight or proof behind them, but they have circulated throughout various media outlets, which initially led to Funimation making a snap decision to fire Mignogna from Morose Mononokean‘s second season. Well, following up on that decision, the company publicly announced that they would not be “engaging” with Mignogna for any future productions, which means that Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be Mignogna’s last performance as the character Broly. Continue reading “Funimation Cuts All Ties With Vic Mignogna, Won’t Be Hiring Him For Future Productions”

Mercedes Carrera Claims Ex-Partner Told Police Daughter Was Being Abused For Custody Reasons

Mercedes Carrera

A statement from Melinda Smith, better known by her stage name Mercedes Carrera, was issued to XBIZ [via KIA] on February 7th, 2019, where she explained why she was arrested, and the claims made in the police report about abusing a child under the age of 10. Continue reading “Mercedes Carrera Claims Ex-Partner Told Police Daughter Was Being Abused For Custody Reasons”

Voltron’s Neil Kaplan Accused Of Misconduct After Kaplan Accused Vic Mignogna Of Misconduct

Voltron

Back in early February, 2019 voice actor Neil Kaplan, known for Red Dead Redemption 2, Destiny 2, World of Warcraft, Gundam and Voltron, accused fellow voice actor Vic Mignogna of misconduct while at a convention when Mignogna climbed onto Kaplan’s shoulders as part of a joke. However, while Kaplan has been championing the #MeToo movement and castigating Mignogna, new information has come to light from a staffer who did volunteer work at some of the conventions Kaplan attended, and according to her story, Kaplan engaged in inappropriate behavior and misconducted himself at the event. Continue reading “Voltron’s Neil Kaplan Accused Of Misconduct After Kaplan Accused Vic Mignogna Of Misconduct”

Hi-Rez Studios Fires Thomas Cheung Following Arrest For Child Sex Solicitation

SMITE

Hi-Rez Studios’ community manager for the MOBA game SMITE, Thomas Cheung, has been fired. The company made the announcement via a statement from Hi-Rez Studios’ president, Stew Chisam, who acknowledged the police reports and stated that Cheung was no longer with the company after he was arrested for child sex solicitation. Continue reading “Hi-Rez Studios Fires Thomas Cheung Following Arrest For Child Sex Solicitation”

Hi-Rez Studios Employee And Twitch Partner, Thomas Cheung, Arrested In Child Sex Sting

Thomas Cheung

Hi-Rez Studios community specialist for Smite and Twitch partner, Thomas Ho-Yan Cheung, was arrested and charged as part of a child sex sting operation conducted by the undercover Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Continue reading “Hi-Rez Studios Employee And Twitch Partner, Thomas Cheung, Arrested In Child Sex Sting”

Anime Voice Actor Vic Mignogna Addresses Misconduct Allegations At Bak-Anime 2019

A series of salacious allegations spread across social media that popular anime voice actor, Vic Mignogna – famous for his work in Street Fighter, Dragon Ball Z and Fullmetal Alchemist – was engaged in sexual misconduct and molestation. These allegations culminated in a hashtag called #KickVic. Continue reading “Anime Voice Actor Vic Mignogna Addresses Misconduct Allegations At Bak-Anime 2019”

Soul Eater’s Todd Haberkorn Rebuts Sexual Assault Claims From Jessie Pridemore

SOul Eater Sexual Assault

While sites like Anime News Network and Anime Feminists attempted to proclaim that fake sexual assault claims are infrequent and don’t happen, reality has recently been proving those assertions quite wrong. Following up on news that Anime News Network founder Justin Sevakis was falsely accused of sexual misconduct, Cosplayer Jessie Pridemore made a Facebook post on January 28th, 2019 outlining her experience with sexual abuse within the anime community. According to Pridemore, she was hanging out with a voice actor and had some drinks, blacked out and woke up in a hotel room after she alleges she was sexually assaulted. Continue reading “Soul Eater’s Todd Haberkorn Rebuts Sexual Assault Claims From Jessie Pridemore”

After ANN Claimed False Rape Allegations Were An ‘Imaginary Boogeyman’, ANN Founder Gets Falsely Accused Of Being Sex Offender

ANN Accused

Anime News Network founder and Answerman contributor, Justin Sevakis, was recently accused of being a sex offender. In a Twitter post that was published on January 17th, 2019, Sevakis details the accusation against him, and how he had to go through the process to get his name removed from a public list of sexual offenders within the anime community. Continue reading “After ANN Claimed False Rape Allegations Were An ‘Imaginary Boogeyman’, ANN Founder Gets Falsely Accused Of Being Sex Offender”

DC Cancels Border Town Following Co-Creator Eric Esquivel’s Sexual Abuse Allegations

Border Town Cancelled

DC Comics and Vertigo Comics have announced the cancellation of the comic book Border Town following the news spreading about the sexual abuse allegations surrounding the co-creator of the comic, Eric M. Esquivel. Continue reading “DC Cancels Border Town Following Co-Creator Eric Esquivel’s Sexual Abuse Allegations”

Border Town Co-Creator Eric M. Esquivel Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Eric M Esquivel

Vertigo Comics’ Border Town has cooked up all sorts of controversy since release, but not all of it for good reasons. This latest story will only add to its enumerable traits that make it far less comely to the average reader and DC. Continue reading “Border Town Co-Creator Eric M. Esquivel Accused Of Sexual Abuse”

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