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Pixar Chief John Lasseter Taking Leave of Absence After Harassment Allegations
Rolling Stone • Jon Blistein
Disney animation guru John Lasseter takes leave after sexual misconduct allegations
Washington Post • Steven Zeitchik
Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations
WNYC • Mandalit Del Barco
John Lasseter Allegations Cast Shadow Over Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Debut
Variety • Claudiaeller
Thanksgiving Box Office Preview: Will ‘Coco’ Be Hurt by John Lasseter Accusations?
The Wrap • Jeremy Fuster
Disney Animation Chief to Take Leave After Apologizing
The Wall Street Journal • Alexandra Berzon
John Lasseter: Pixar founder on leave over 'unwanted hugs'
BBC
Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo
Reuters • Lisa Richwine
Melissa Gilbert Reveals ‘Humiliating and Horrid’ Audition Incident With Oliver Stone
New York Magazine • Halle Kiefer
'Move bus, get out the way!'
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Pixar Chief John Lasseter Taking Leave of Absence After Harassment Allegations
Rolling StoneJon Blistein
John Lasseter, one of the founders of Pixar and the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will take a leave of absence from the company after a report detailed a history of alleged sexual harassment and misconduct, according...
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Disney animation guru John Lasseter takes leave after sexual misconduct allegations
Washington PostSteven Zeitchik
The creative giant behind "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo," who is taking a six-month sabbatical after "missteps," said in a staff memo that he had made some employees "feel disrespected or uncomfortable."
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Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations
WNYCMandalit Del Barco
John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, says he's taking a six month leave of absence amid sexual harassment allegations. Lasseter announced his sabbatical Tuesday. That same day, The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that the Pixar...
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John Lasseter Allegations Cast Shadow Over Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Debut
VarietyClaudiaeller
Just as the Disney-Pixar movie “Coco” began its Tuesday night previews, news broke that animation guru John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. Lasseter, who runs both Pixar and Disney Animation, apologized in an...
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Thanksgiving Box Office Preview: Will ‘Coco’ Be Hurt by John Lasseter Accusations?
The WrapJeremy Fuster
Thanksgiving weekend is shaping up to be a very interesting one at the box office for both good and bad reasons. The biggest film — and the hottest news story — of the extended weekend will be Pixar’s critically-acclaimed “Coco,” which hits...
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Disney Animation Chief to Take Leave After Apologizing
The Wall Street JournalAlexandra Berzon
John Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence from the senior creative post at Walt Disney Co.’s DIS 0.24% animation operations, he told staff Tuesday in an email that cited unspecified “missteps” on his part, including making some personnel feel “disrespected...
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John Lasseter: Pixar founder on leave over 'unwanted hugs'
BBC
John Lasseter, the head of animation at Pixar and Disney, is taking a leave of absence after allegations of misconduct emerged about him. Current and former staff told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr Lasseter frequently gave unwanted hugs and invaded personal space....
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Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo
ReutersLisa Richwine
() - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called “missteps” including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according...
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Melissa Gilbert Reveals ‘Humiliating and Horrid’ Audition Incident With Oliver Stone
New York MagazineHalle Kiefer
Last month, actress Caitlin O’Heaney reportedly broke an NDA to discuss an audition for 1991’s The Doors, during which Van Kilmer allegedly punched her while director Oliver Stone looked on. Now, Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert opens up about...
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'Move bus, get out the way!'
BBC
A cameraman is thwarted at the last moment after waiting 40 minutes to film a stadium demolition.
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