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Disney Animation Executive John Lasseter Faces Sex Harassment Claims

HeadlineNov 22, 2017
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Walt Disney animation executive John Lasseter said Tuesday he’s taking a six-month leave of absence, saying he’d made “missteps” in the workplace that included forcing unwanted hugs on female employees. The Hollywood newspaper Variety reports a number of Lasseter’s female colleagues at Disney’s Pixar studio say he behaved inappropriately, and described a “toxic” and “sexist” workplace culture toward women.

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