Wwwwwwwwow. Well, this sucks.
I'm personally conflicted on two counts, though. I'm conflicted from a moral standpoint, and from a selfish standpoint. From the selfish standpoint, I personally don't want to see Quinton Flynn go just because I've gotten so used to his voice as Axel/Lea, and I don't want that to change, but that's just a selfish response and I think we all have that. But then, I have a moral ambivalence about this, too. On the one hand, I'm super-hard against cancel culture. I think it's a toxic trend that comes from a place of disingenuous moral superiority that a lot of people want to feel about themselves, particularly this new breed of socio-ethical ultra-puritans on Twitter that I frankly cannot stand regardless of their intentions in outing people like this. I don't know if I can think of any famous individual in human history that was without some serious vice, and to me, it's all a matter of how much their misdeeds stack up against the good things they've done. With voice actors, of course, it's hard to make that tabulation. And frankly, it's harder for me to tolerate someone like James Woods being a Trump supporter (which, and it's fine if you don't share this view, but given everything that's going on, I personally believe someone who knowledgeably supports someone like Donald Trump is far worse and more morally reprehensible than sending women unsolicited and sexually perverted messages/voicemails, but I'm fine to disagree on that). But even still, I can tolerate him playing Hades, even if does feel more wrong now than it used to. Granted, no one else but James Woods can play Hades.
On the other hand, I don't disregard this as a clear abuse of power, and certainly not a palatable side of his personality, either. I don't deny this is gross and demeaning behavior. It definitely needs to stop. But there has to be a spectrum of response I think in between just letting stuff like this go on and outright ending someone's career. To me, the appropriate response to this would be a temporary blackout—force him into a period of absolutely no work for several years so that when he comes back, he'll have hopefully learned some respect. But I'm not for outright cancelling people, not unless their conduct is truly something heinous. And I think it's inappropriate to compare what Quinton is doing here to the likes of Kevin Spacey. What Quinton is doing is gross, yes, but Kevin Spacey actually RAPED people. Minors, at that. To me, that's an example of behavior that should get you completely and irrevocably cancelled. This...I mean, he definitely deserves some sort of retribution, but I don't know if I'd want him completely eradicated from the industry. I do still want to hear his voice as Axel. Anyone else would be strange to me.
I know opinions are probably strong on this issue, so please don't attack me, this is just the way I see things. I believe in proportional retribution, not cancel culture. That doesn't mean I condone what he does, that doesn't mean I'm not on the side of the women he's clearly harassed, all I'm saying is that behavior like this can be corrected, and in my opinion it's better to correct people than cancel them when you have the option. I'm fine if you disagree, but that's just where I stand.