The Hollywood Purge Hits Disney

Disney's John Lasseter has taken a voluntary leave of absence after The Hollywood Reporter published an exclusive.

The Hollywood/media/political firestorm has reached a new level, with Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter announcing a voluntary leave of absence, CNN reported Tuesday.

"It's never easy to face your missteps, but it's the only way to learn from them. As a result, I've been giving a lot of thought to the leader I am today compared to the mentor, advocate and champion I want to be. It's been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent," he wrote.

Lasseter added that he wanted 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," he added.

According to Lasseter, he and Disney have agreed to "take some time away to reflect on how to move forward from here."

The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday published an exclusive takedown documenting "Lasseter's pattern of alleged misconduct detailed by Disney/Pixar insiders."

One longtime Pixar employee says Lasseter, who is well-known for hugging employees and others in the entertainment community, was also known by insiders for "grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes." Multiple sources say Lasseter is known to drink heavily at company social events such as premiere parties, but this source says the behavior was not always confined to such settings.

These allegations are more than vaguely familiar. It seems there are a lot of "grabby, kissy" executives in Hollywood. Apparently, there have always been.

Lasseter is only the latest in what has become a bona fide purge of Hollywood and media. I can't say it's a bad thing. But all wildfires burn out, and the question is, will the change be sustainable, or will it simply lead to a more transparent kind of debauchery?

If we're fortunate these allegations and subsequent purge of amoral "leaders" will result in a society with better moral values.

And it’s not just Hollywood; it’s also DC and NY.

Liberal apologies do not last long. Harvey and the gang have not gone away for long. Remember Woody Allen? I think its a setup to start in on Trump and other Republicans so they can also be forced to step down.

I think it is about time some men start coming forward with accusations about the behavior of women. We have now made it possible, even desirable, to claim harassment because a man complimented or asked a woman out. A casual touch or pat that meant nothing sexual at all can be used to end a persons career. Mutual flirting can now be used against the man. We are to absolutely believe every allegation against a man, evidence or no. The end result of this is going to be that real abuses are going to be dismissed as more of this victim mentality that is being spewed on every channel. I keep hearing that "men had the power over women", "the women had no voice". That is pure, unadulterated, bull crap. Women with a modicum of self esteem have always had a voice. If one chose to go along with behavior that one didn't like, that is a choice. Don't cry about it now, so many years later that no one can tell what really happened. I am really annoyed at how every accusation against any man is taken as gospel. I am a woman and I have worked with both men and women. And I know dang well how some women go right along with the behavior and even, in many cases, instigate it. It would be great if both men and women would change their behavior. But stop with the man blaming.

Our country has devalued the worth of life through the murder of children in the womb. Until we end the horrific holocaust we have perpetrated, there can be no high moral ground. Men and women will go to bed together for one gain or another and use the death of another human being as their birth control.

"Disney" has been filled with Pervs for decades. Anything decent or spiritual must be eliminated in the USSA in order to facilitate the NWO ascendency led by and on the "Chinese Model".


Does one cede the moral authority to stand against reprehensible behavior when one votes for a president who has done the same? I'm just wondering...

@KathyC. I TOTALLY agree. If everything is sexual harassment, nothing is sexual harassment (or intimidation or threats or rape). This reeks of manipulation and, speaking as a woman, I HATE manipulative women.

No, '"it ain't necessarily so"! We who are privileged to cast a meaningful vote, have the responsibility to use every ounce of God given wisdom (not the knowledge that comes with education or intelligence, less we boast) to elect persons who will perform within God's will in spite of any previous reprehensible behavior! If our only choice was someone blameless and without sin; we would have an empty office in the White House.

5thTexan, my comment was response to MCMike, not yours!

@GenEarly First warning. Don’t post links to alt-right garbage or you’ll be booted. There won’t be a second warning.

@NCMike that’s an excellent question.

KathyC is SO right. I'm 80, worked in offices from age12 to 62 I've had only one boss "chase me around the desk" and my big mean-looking loving husband came in wearing work boots and told him what for and solved the problem for me. But I've also seen women haul off and slap an offending man, solving the problem for themselves, and more to the point I've seen women wagging their butts toward alpha males to get promotions, special consideration, gifts, and who knows what else. I believe there are just as many female "predators" as male ones, and a lot of liars of both sexes.

And, his apology and leave of absence is the same-o, same-o. He'll return at some point, no different. No better.