Prominent anime voice actor Vic Mignogna has finally taken
to Twitter to respond to last week’s sexual harassment allegations levied
A handful of women ousted the industry veteran for alleged sexual harassment and abuse. Amid the allegations, Rooster Teeth dropped Mignogna from their popular online show RWBY, cutting all ties with the voice actor. Funimation also terminated all professional contact with the Mignogna, confirming that he would no longer be involved with the studio’s upcoming The Morose Mononokean 2.
Since the allegations came out, Mignogna called for “love
and understanding”, but failed to provide any significant response until today.
Using his official Twitter account, Mignogna made the
following statement: “If anyone has been made uncomfortable by me, it’s not for
me to contradict them. It’s impossible for me to discern another’s personal
The actor continued by apologizing to his coworkers, adding
that he has “never had anything but respect for you, and I so deeply regret any
words or actions that made any one of you feel otherwise.”
The full message can be viewed below.
The allegations included dozens of first-hand accounts of
inappropriate contact with fans, some as young as 14 years old, as well as
accounts from a collection of colleagues. Voice actors Monica Rial and Jamie
Marchi both shared stories about their encounters with Mignogna, with Miles
Luna, Cristina Vee, and Christopher Sabit among others offering their support
to the women.