Pixar’s John Lasseter to leave Disney following sexual harassment complaints
John Lasseter, CEO of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, sexual misconduct allegations
As the Me Too movement gained prominence, more than powerful people — celebrities , politicians , CEOs , and others — were the subject of sexual harassment , assault , or other misconduct allegations. The list was updated periodically until January , and is no longer being updated regularly. Many though not all of the people accused have denied the allegations. Some say the reported behavior never happened, while others argue that their behavior was not intended to be sexual. Those who reported they were harassed, assaulted, or subjected to misconduct, however, have often said it affected them deeply, leaving some with lasting trauma and sometimes forcing them from their chosen careers.
Former Pixar employee details how the company’s rampant sexism went far beyond John Lasseter
After retiring from Pixar, the company he founded, in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, John Lasseter is again heading an animation studio. Lasseter had reportedly sought top animation positions at other studios without luck. Warner Bros. The hiring of Lasseter, who will be based in Los Angeles, immediately becomes one of the most controversial employment moves in Hollywood during the MeToo and TimesUp era. Lasseter began his leave of absence in November after multiple women came forward with accounts of inappropriate and harassing behavior by him.