In 2019, embattled anime voice actor Vic Mignogna, accused of sexual harassment by multiple parties, filed a defamation lawsuit against former employer Funimation and several other voice actors. The court ruled against him in October of the same year and ordered him to appeal. Not only did he lose his appeal on all counts yesterday, but he may have to pay additional attorneys’ fees to the defendants in his lawsuit.
The Texas Second Circuit Court of Appeals found that Mignogna had not produced sufficient evidence to prove that some of the statements made against him were false or malicious. According to the court decision, Mignogna will not only be responsible for paying fees related to his appeal, but will also likely have to pay more legal fees to voice actress Monica Rial and her fiancéit is RonaldToy. The court sent Mignogna’s lawsuit back to the lower court
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In addition to dubbing Edward Elric Fullmetal AlchemistMignogna was a well-known voice actor behind the English dubbing of Broly in Dragon Ball Z
Other voice actors chimed in with their own stories. in one Twitter post, DBZ confirmed voice actress Monica Rial Allegations from other voice actors
Mignogna denied the claims made against him in a lengthy Twitter post in January 2019 before filing a defamation lawsuit against Funimation, Rial, Toye and voice actress Jamie Marchi in April. Later that year, Texas District Judge John Chupp dismissed Mignogna’s 17 lawsuits of defamation, whereupon Mignogna appealed a few weeks later. He has now also lost the appeal and the court can increase the amount he has to pay to Rial and Toye.
When news of the allegations against Mignogna, comic conventions, entertainmentand Rooster Teeth Everyone broke the connection to the voice actor. Mignogna was also replaced as Broly’s voice actor – a character he had voiced for 16 years Dragon Ball Fighter ZWith bleaching Voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch slips into the role. For a full breakdown of Mignogna’s lawsuit, see the r/AnimeDubs subreddit thread.