So, I get why #KickVic and #IStandWithVic started… I do. What I don’t understand is the idea of Vic Mignogna potentially suing people. So… the worst thing that people could be sued for is alleging that he tried to have sex with people, and failed despite trying multiple times? I mean… there is no way to prove if things were or weren’t consensual. How can anyone prove or disprove someone else’s thoughts and feelings?
Now Anime News Network, if they published unverified false things or edited photos misrepresenting who they were in, then that definitely makes sense, right?
Rooster Teeth, however? I guess if there was a breach of contract? The timing of their tweet?
Funimation? Once again, maybe breach of contract. Possibly defamation due to the timing of the tweets? Improperly conducting a biased investigation? I guess, but is that actually illegal? Maybe? I just… don’t know?
Marzgurl, who created the hashtag? She can argue that she did not start the conversation, but she was just continuing someone else’s. She did tweet at Funimation attacking Vic’s character, saying there was years of sexual misconduct… but Vic apologized for kissing people who didn’t want to be greeted that way, as well as the actresses he invited to his room who claimed that Vic had performed sexual misconduct. Misconduct’s definition btw is: unacceptable or improper behavior, especially by an employee or professional person. Rubbing the thighs of a co-worker on a business together certainly seems to qualify as that…
Voice actresses who have come out with their stories, some of which were published by io9? The worst that he has been accused of by these women is being awkwardly embraced and kissed while they themselves admit to not always saying no at the time, as well as other ones that claim that he tried to have sex with them, failed to convince them even after running his hands on places of their body as they were saying “no.” Vic as backed up a lot of these women’s claims already, but argued that his advances that ended in not having sex with them were actually consensual encounters.
The many people that Vic probably does not even remember all of, some he admits that they possibly did not want to be kissed, some of which might have even been under age? Yeah… good luck having a career in the anime industry after that. I’m sure conventions will be lining up to have you as a guest.
Is he going to sue the conventions who dropped him? The worst is Pensacon who threatened to arrest Vic supporters at their convention? They supposedly received a bomb threat that the FBI is investigating.
The woman who said that in the 80’s, Vic took her home and tried to have sex with her when she was a teenager? Yeah. You can definitely be sued over that accusation. She might be able to get his roommate to talk about it, there might be an old diary to back some of that up… but do I see Vic really taking this one on when most people aren’t even talking about it? No clue.
Now, people can be sued for anything, and I’m sure a lawyer will come up with arguments that these type of things are worth suing… I’m just a little confused.