A judge made a series of rulings Friday in Vic Mignogna's lawsuit against Funimation and others.
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The Broly voice actor sued Funimation and two voice actors (plus the fiance of one actor).
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The claims included defamation, tortious interference with contracts and civil conspiracy.
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Funimation and the other defendants all made public comments about sexual harassment claims against Mignogna.
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The motions to dismiss were based on claiming that Mignogna's lawsuit is an illegal SLAPP suit.
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SLAPP suits are defamation lawsuits designed to silence critics of an individual or company.
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The judge dismissed all claims against Jamie Marchi, the voice for Marcarita in Dragon Ball: Super.
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The judge also dismissed most of the charges against Funimation and Monica Rial (Bulma in Dragon Ball: Super) and Ron Toye (Rial's fiance).
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The judge left open the claims of defamation against Funimation, Rial and Toye (plus civil conspiracy between Rial/Toye).
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However, the judge ruled that Mignoga was a public figure, which makes it harder to claim defamation.
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The judge will rule on the remaining defamation (and civil conspiracy) claims in the next 30 days.
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