Ghost voice actor fired for online abuse
Voice actor Jeff Leach, who voiced Ghost in Call of Duty, will no longer appear in the role after Activision catches him hurling abuse in the game's voice chat.
Leach has been recorded making vitriolic and sexist remarks to other players while streaming Call of Duty, which was brought to Activision's attention by YouTuber NitroLukeDX in the form of a montage of the actor's online antics.
Ghosted: “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,” said Activision.
Cancelled comedian: Jeff Leach defends himself by claiming someone was trolling him and that “I (as a professional comic) destroy them. As I would any hateful heckler. Irrespective of gender, race, age.” He added this was taken “out of context to fit a character defaming narrative”.