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Emma Thompson took the animated film Luck for fears that the studio hired John Lasseter. Recently, Lasseter left Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, where he was chief creative director after charges of sexual harassment.
Thompson's letter to the leadership of Skydance Media, first published in the Los Angeles Times, blows up the company to hire Lazier.
"It is very strange to me that you and your company will consider hiring someone with Mr. Lasseter, the model of unlawful behavior, given the current climate in which people with such power as you have can
The Hollywood reporter published a series of charges against Lasseter in November 2017 as #MeToo is gaining momentum, as he points out. one of Pixar's employees in this article, Lasier was known for his " "Lasseur quickly announced he would take a leave-and last June, Disney said he would have only a consulting role in the company before leaving permanently at the end of the year."
LASITHER then quickly arrived at Skydance Media as head of the animation department and was released on January 9.
"John is a unique creative and executive talent whose influence on the animation industry can not be exaggerated" , Skydance Medi's CEO said in a statement and David Ellison. "Still, we did not get into this decision lightly, John confessed and apologized for his mistakes and tried to resolve and reform them for the past year away from the workplace."
Thompson was not convinced. "If a man has touched women inappropriately for decades, why does a woman want to work for him if the only reason he does not touch them now is that his contract says he must behave" professionally " ? " She writes.
The two-time Oscar winner says he regrets that he is withdrawing from the project because of his high respect for director Alessandro Carlon. But she says that's what feels good "during these difficult times of transition and collective awareness." "I am aware that the age-old rights of women's bodies, whether they like it or not, will not change overnight, or for one year, but I also know that if the people who spoke, are like me – do not take such a position, then things are unlikely to change with something similar to what I need to protect my daughter's generation
The news of her withdrawal from the project appeared last week at The Hollywood Reporter, Skydance did not comment on Thompson's letter, which was Thompson confirmed that she had written the letter published in the Los Angeles Times .
When he was hired in January, Lasseur said he had "spent the last year away from the industry in deep reflection, learning how my actions involuntarily made my colleagues feel uncomfortable, which I deeply regret and apologize for.
Lassiter was famous in the industry for his hugs – for example, The Wall Street Journal says his journalists have counted 48 hugs during a day with him in 2011, and published a photo essay.
As a result of the #MeToo movement, numerous powerful men in many different areas have lost their jobs and reputation as women and some men went out to explain their allegations of harassment and assault. NPR is among those organizations that have fired or fired men accused of harassment.
In recent months, some of the men who have been accused of being abused have found new jobs in their industry, such as Lasseter, or even have received large financial payments. The New York Times reported in October that "more than 10% of the men who have been removed have tried to return or have expressed a desire, and many have never lost financial power."