John Lasseter taking leave of absence from Pixar amid "missteps"


Part of his employee memo as obtained by THR;

"It’s been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent. Collectively, you mean the world to me, and I deeply apologize if I have let you down. I especially want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form. No matter how benign my intent, everyone has the right to set their own boundaries and have them respected."


Mentions that he is taking a "six month sabbatical".




  • was also known by insiders for “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.”


  • “She was bent over and [had her arm] across her thigh,” he says. “The best I can describe it is as a defensive posture ...  John had his hand on her knee, though, moving around.”


  • The same source said he once noticed an oddly cropped photo of Lasseter standing between two women at a company function. When he mentioned that to a colleague, he was told, “We had to crop it. Do you know where his hands were?”




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I was thinking this was about how the Pixar brand has gotten a bit...lackluster but it sounds more like unwanted contact, oops. EDIT: It's unwanted contact.
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