‘Genshin Impact’ fires voice actor for “breach of contract” following sexual misconduct allegations

Genshin Impact developer Mihoyo has introduced that Elliot Gindi won’t voice Tighnari going ahead, following sexual misconduct allegations surrounding the voice actor.

Last week (February 8), Gindi posted a press release claiming he was “deeply sorry” following allegations of sexual misconduct. In it, Gindi acknowledged “all of the screenshots” have been legit and mentioned his actions have been “wrong and inappropriate.”

Mihoyo initially mentioned it was in search of an “urgent solution” to the state of affairs, and immediately (February 16) the studio has introduced that it’s shifting to interchange Gindi’s function in Genshin Impact.

“After communications with the voice recording agency, we hereby confirm that Elliot Gindi, the English voice actor for Tighnari will no longer be voicing the character in subsequent versions due to a breach of contract,” shared Mihoyo.

“At present, we are communicating with the voice recording agency regarding matters of casting and re-recording. We will gradually replace Tighnari’s existing in-game voice lines, and issue these updates in the corresponding announcements.”

Responding to the announcement, Genshin Impact voice actor Cory Yee – the voice of Gorou – mentioned it was a “sigh of relief”.

“Good riddance,” added Kit Harrison, who voices Sawada.

Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact. Credit: MiHoYo.

When allegations of Gindi’s behaviour got here to mild, Zach Aguilar – the voice actor behind Aether – mentioned he felt “disappointed and angry” on the information.

“I have removed the stream with Elliot and will no longer be associating with him,” shared Aguilar. “I refuse to give someone like this a platform in any way. To use your power this way over fans is disgusting and shameful. My heart goes out [to] the victims of this situation.”

“If the victim reads this, thank you for doing such a brave thing by coming forward,” posted Jenny Yokobori, who voices Yoimiya. “I’m so sorry for how you were treated. Do not give up on your dreams. Your sexuality is valid.”

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