The Wall Street Journal: Pixar head John Lasseter to leave Disney in wake of #MeToo

Walt Disney Co.’s top creative animation executive, John Lasseter, is leaving the company at the end of this year, the company said, following accusations that he hugged and touched subordinates in unwelcome ways.

Lasseter has been away from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios since November, when he started what was described as a six-month leave of absence. At the time, he sent a letter to colleagues apologizing to “anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture.”

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In a statement Friday, Lasseter said he planned to “begin focusing on new creative challenges.

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