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John Lasseter To Quit Disney Over Sexual Harassment Allegations


John Lasseter will leave his job at Disney at the end of the year. His departure was announced earlier this week by Disney in an official press release.

Lasseter went on a leave of absence in November 2017 after several people accused Lasseter of frequently “grabbing,” “kissing” and “making comments about physical attributes” during company events.


“The last six months have provided an opportunity to reflect on my life, career and personal priorities,” Lasseter said in a statement released by Disney, according to USA Today. “While I remain dedicated to the art of animation and inspired by the creative talent at Pixar and Disney, I have decided the end of this year is the right time to begin focusing on new creative challenges.”

Disney said that Lasseter will remain in a consulting role with the company through the rest of the year and then step down permanently.

Lasseter made his directorial debut with 1995′s Toy Story and has produced nearly every Pixar feature since Monsters, Inc. in 2001. He co-founded Pixar in 1986.