CNET News Video
Pixar head Lasseter out (for now) amid misconduct reportsAllegations of sexual harassment surface as the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation takes a six-month leave of absence.
Chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, John Lasseter, will take an extended leave of absence after allegations of sexual misconduct. In an internal memo leaked to The Hollywood Reporter, Lasseter says quote, it's been brought to my To my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable, unquote. He goes on to say he will be taking a six month sabbatical from the company. The Hollywood Reporter also details reports from multiple witnesses alleging unwanted physical contact. One source claimed actress and writer Rashida Jones left Toy Story 4 after experiencing an unwanted advance from Lasseter. It isn't clear if the temporary leave of absence will become permanent. Representatives for Disney, Pixar, Lasseter, and Jones didn't immediately respond to see that request for comment In the statement to other outlets, Disney said quote we appreciate John's Candor and sincere apology and fully support his sabbatical [UNKNOWN]. [UNKNOWN] is widely known as the executive producer responsible for shaping classic Pixar films like toy story and finding Nemo. And revitalizing [UNKNOWN] animation through movies like. Frozen and Moanna. Pixar films have raked in over $6 billion in the U.S. alone with sequels to the Incredibles and Toy Story in development. What do you think Disney should do in light of these allegations? Leave your thoughts down in the comments. For more check out CNet.com. I'm Ashley Skeva be good humans.