Call of Duty fans will recognize Jeff Leach as the voice of Simon “Ghost” Riley in Modern Warfare (2019) and in Warzone. The voice actor found himself in hot water when videos of him being sexist and hateful resurfaced online. Following the the newly released footage, Activision, the publisher behind Call of Duty, has cut ties with the actor.
It was on May 7, 2021 when Twitter user @NitroLukeDX released a thread of tweets exposing Jeff Leach for being sexist and hateful on several occassions. In the footage posted, Leach can be heard saying all sorts of offensive language and terms, all of which we’ll allow you to hear for yourself, should you choose to do so.
[1/3] Jeff Leach Misogynist?!— NitroLukeDX (@NitroLukeDX) May 7, 2021
@FacebookGaming Partner, Voice of @CallofDuty "Ghost" @Activision
Serious personalised intrusive sexism. Influence. Contempt. Violence! Serial offender! @TheZombiUnicorn
Watch the clip RT! Respect Women! #GameOver4Sexism pic.twitter.com/jtNj3xy5sN
In response to the behavior from Leach, Activision released an official statement to Charlie Intel:
Leach had already been banned from Twitch in the past for comments he made against a woman. He then went on to become a partnered streamer for Facebook Gaming. Facebook has yet to comment on the topic. We will be sure to update this story as new information becomes available.