VIC MIGNOGNA LOSES APPEAL OF TEXAS COURT

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by STEPhon IT, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/ne...amation-case-faces-more-attorney-fees/.188796

    There were allegations of sexual harassment and legal issues for the beloved man on this forum. Multiple accounts alleged he kissed, groped, and made lewd homophobic comments to fans without their consent, some of whom were underage. I understood he attempted appeals of the case against him but failed. Maybe he can appeal again?
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

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    Meh. File this under "I don't give a shit".
     
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  3. Firebird

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    Dude's guilty, his career is toast. It's over and good goddamn riddance.

    EDIT: Just realized the source article is from 2022, so this is old news.
     
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  4. BillJ

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    It must have been pretty bad if he couldn't win in Texas.
     
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  5. JHarper

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    Never fails to delight me to see that he finally got run out of town. Good riddance to extremely bad rubbish. Vic was already very well known for this kind of behavior among DragonCon at this point, jesus it's probably been since like Obama's first term. He can try to appeal again if he wants, but I think one of the court documents noted that he's basically defamation-proof, which isn't shocking considering even the people he tried to bring in for his side all but said he was a gross skeevy old man who liked them younger than is legal.
     
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  6. Firebird

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    Looking back, if I'd known what had already been said about Vic when STC was in production, I never would've been so eager to donate to the various kickstarters. I loved the series, but his behavior has forever tainted it.

    It's also supremely uncomfortable to watch the English dub of Full Metal Panic (among other anime he worked on) because he voiced the skirt-chasing, sexual harassing, playboy Kurz Weber. Art imitates life, it seems.
     
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  7. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    18 months old........didn't we hit all this back in 2022 when it happened?
     
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  8. caveat_imperator

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    He hired the dumbest lawyer possible. It was fun reading about all this when it was happening.
     
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  9. Sgt_G

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    Nah, I doubt that. Alec Peters doesn't actually practice law.
     
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  10. CorporalCaptain

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    Was a thread made in all caps about it, though?
     
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  11. caveat_imperator

    caveat_imperator Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Neither did Ty Beard, apparently, from the way he handled this case.
     
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  12. Sgt_G

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    Okay, so the other day I was talking to someone who used to do a lot a Trek / Sci-Fi cons. The subject of Alec Peters / Axanar came up, which somehow led to Vic's name being mentioned. What I was told was that there was some (but more than enough) truth to the allegations about Vic's behavior, a whole lot of exaggerations, even more unverifiable "Me Too"-isms, and some out-right lies by people who had an axe to grid. Take it for what it's worth.
     
  13. drt

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    Take heart, there were a lot of other great people involved in that series. I can still watch and enjoy TMP even though Steven Collins ended up being equally gross.
     
  14. Firebird

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    The difference between these two situations is a bit different. Collins is just an actor in the movie, whereas Vic was the creator, showrunner, writer, producer, etc of STC.
     
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    It's still a good series.
     
  16. F. King Daniel

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    I'm glad I saw STC before learning about Vic, it's sadly tainted forever.
     
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    Never made it through an episode.