Hollywood 2019: Women’s Negative Response to Naming John (Pixar) Lasseter as Leader of Skydance Media Animation

Various women groups in Hollywood have issued critical responses to the naming of John Lasseter as Skydance Media’s top animation job.

Lasseter’s new job is just months he was fired from Pixar due to sexual harassment scandals.

Time’s Up, the activist group founded in response industry gender disparity and the abuse exposed by the accusers of Harvey Weinstein, said Lasseter’s deal “endorses and perpetuates a broken system that allows powerful men to act without consequence.”

Women in Film, an advocacy group, said the disgraced Pixar leader and top Walt Disney Company executive’s “inappropriate touching and kissing has been reported by a number of women from colleagues to subordinates,” and questioned Skydance CEO David Ellison’s promise to keep his employees safe by hiring outside investigators.

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