First came Gamergate. Then came Comicsgate. Now there’s Animegate. What exactly is Animegate? It sprung up when sexual harassment allegations surfaced against voice actor Vic Mignogna. He’s known for his English voice-over work of Japanese anime shows that were dubbed for English-speaking viewers.
People who are pro-Animegate contend there’s no evidence Mignogna sexually harassed anyone. They created the #istandwithvic Twitter hashtag.
Vic Mignogna posed for pictures with a 14-year-old-girl
These photos are from Anime News Network and they feature Mignogna posing with a 14-year-old girl at a 2014 convention:
Funimation conducted an internal investigation concerning Mignogna’s behavior and announced they would no longer work with the voice actor. Rooster Teeth did the same. How could they not? All they had to do is look at the three above photos posted by Anime News Network. Why would any company want to work with Mignogna? Generally, reputable businesses don’t want to work with middleaged men who press their bodies against 14-year-old girls.
Pictures don’t lie, right? Unless they are doctored. I don’t get the impression these pictures are doctored.