Another sexual harassment accusation added to the list 😐
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is taking a six-month leave of absence in the wake of complaints about his professional behavior. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lasseter announced the news in a staff memo on Tuesday, where he admitted to “missteps” and behavior that left employees feeling “disrespected or uncomfortable.” •
The story from the Reporter details complaints about Lasseter’s behavior toward women going back more than a decade. Lasseter is described as an enthusiastic hugger, but the allegations go far beyond that. According to the story, women in the company resorted to a move they nicknamed “The Lasseter” to prevent the executive from putting his hands on their legs without consent, while another source stated photos from company events had been strategically cropped to remove evidence of impropriety.