Activision Cuts Ties With Call Of Duty Voice Actor Following Sexist Remarks

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Activision has minimize ties with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019s Ghost voice actor Jeff Leach after a video montage was launched exhibiting him utilizing sexist and misogynistic insults and language. Leach additionally voiced Ghost in Warzone.

In a Twitter video posted on May 7 by NitroLukeDX, Leach is seen utilizing misogynistic language. In the primary clip, throughout a 2017 dwell stream present Leach instantly insults Twitch streamer TheZombiUnicorn when she didn’t seem throughout the dwell present, saying the rationale she didn’t present up was that “She’d actually have to be amusing, she couldn’t just rely on her horrendous cleavage.”

The video comprises newer feedback from Leach too. These have been recorded from a dwell stream the place he was enjoying Call of Duty: Warzone in 2020.

Call of Duty information outlet Charlie Intel reached out to Activision after the video’s launch and received a statement confirming that the writer had severed ties with Leach.

“Sexism has no place in our industry, our games or in society. Activision is no longer working with Jeff Leach. We strongly condemn these remarks. We are committed to delivering a fun and safe experience for all players.”

Jeff Leach has responded to the video on Twitter stating that it was taken out of context and referred to as it “targeted character assassination.” Leach additionally claims that the feedback he made throughout a Warzone dwell stream have been in response to a toxic troll.

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