Vic Mignogna No Longer Part of 'RWBY' Cast Amid Allegations

In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against voice actor Vic Mignogna, production company Rooster Teeth announced it would replace him on their popular animated series, RWBY.

Rooster Teeth released a statement Monday on its website confirming that Mignogna will not be returning to his role as Qrow Branwen on RWBY. The company did not say anything about a possible replacement.

"Effective today, Vic Mignogna is no longer a part of the cast of RWBY and Rooster Teeth is ending all associations with Mignogna. This will not affect the creative content of RWBY."

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Allegations against the 56-year-old actor come from con attendees who accused Mignogna of kissing and embracing them without consent. Others accused Mignogna of rude and homophobic behavior. This behavior has reportedly gone on over the course of his career, with some allegations dating back to 2008.

Many who have interacted with Mignogna in the past took to social media to share their stories while other voice actors did the same to show their support for the victims, many using the # KickVic hashtag. Here's a sample of some actors taking to Twitter to voice their support.

I believe survivors wholeheartedly and strive to continue educating myself through the voices of those I trust. I encourage you to do the same and, most importantly, listen.

— Justin Briner (@justinbriner) February 5, 2019

We need to listen to what is happening and be there for people that tell their stories. You are brave for speaking up. We are with you. 💜

— Megan Shipman ➡️ FEUDAL DREAMS OUT NOW! (@18moptop) February 5, 2019

I was once groped at a VA waaaaaaaayy beyond the leagues of anime conventions. It was at a cosplay ball in 2014. Kept my silence for years since: Who would believe me? I'm still new in the industry, even now. My career would be RUINED. Thank you for believing survivors. /one day

— Kimlinh Tran (@KimlinhTran) February 5, 2019

That’s all I have to say on the matter. 💗

— Monica Rial (@Rialisms) February 1, 2019

Mignogna was scheduled for 18 convention appearances in 2019, now all but five were cancelled by Mignogna or convention organizers. Last weekend at Bak-Anime in Bakersville, California Mignogna delivered an apology to the attendees. You can watch the clip below.

A few weeks ago, prior to his Bak-Anime appearance, Mignogna posted a note on Twitter reacting to the allegations against him.

"I sincerely apologize to any convention staff member who ever felt I was anything less than kind and grateful to be included in their event. Unknown to most staffers, contractual arrangements made in advance with cons were occasionally not honored when I arrived and that made me frustrated. That does not excuse making anyone feel badly and I am deeply sorry," Migognia's remarks read.

"I would also like to sincerely apologize to anyone who ever felt my interaction with them (a hug or a kiss on the cheek or forehead) was crossing a line. Never in a million years would it be my intent to make anyone feel uncomfortable."

You can read read the rest of Mignogna's comments below.

— vic mignogna (@vicmignogna) January 21, 2019

Mignogna may best be known for his role as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, and recently starred as Broly in the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film.