john lasseter return

Six months after former Pixar and Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter took a sudden leave of absence following reports of his sexual misconduct at the workplace, Disney is considering bringing him back.

A new report reveals that Disney executives have been debating letting John Lasseter return to the company. However, Lasseter’s role would be stripped of executive authority, with the animation guru working in a strictly creative capacity.

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After a $500 million deal for an investor group to acquire the embattled film company fell through, The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy.

In the process, The Weinstein Company is canceling its non-disclosure agreements. That means that many women seeking to come forward against disgraced former executive Harvey Weinstein now have freedom to speak.

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the deuce james franco

James Franco is coming back for round two of The Deuce. Franco plays the pair of twin brothers at the center of George Pelecanos and David Simon’s grimy HBO series exploring the early years of the porn industry in 1970s New York City.

Franco’s return for the second season of the drama series had been called into question after allegations of the actor’s sexual misconduct surfaced, and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey was replaced for similar allegations. However, HBO has confirmed that Franco will reprise his dual roles.

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The Weinstein Company sale

The Weinstein Company continues its quest to distance itself from the sexual assault scandal of disgraced co-founder Harvey Weinstein. As potential buyers circle the embattled film distributor, the Weinstein Company is making a concerted effort to create a safer and more inclusive workspace for women. And to finally change its tainted name.

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Wonder Woman 2 anti sexual harassment

Wonder Woman has been an inspiring figure to women for decades, and she continues to inspire now that she’s made the leap to the big screen. Wonder Woman 2 has become the first film to implement the new anti-sexual harassment guidelines released by the Producer’s Guild of America.

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louis ck gravity falls

It’s unfortunate enough to play a character named the Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity, but even more so when the voice actor of said character is under intense scrutiny for sexual harassment.

Louis C.K., who is currently facing allegations of a history of sexual misconduct, has been scrubbed from Disney XD’s reruns of Gravity Falls, where he played a minor character in 2015 and 2016 episodes of the show. The Disney channel has re-dubbed his voice in the three episodes where is character appeared. And no, before you ask, it’s not with Christopher Plummer.

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morgan spurlock sexual misconduct

Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from his production company, Warrior Poets, following his confession of a history of sexual harassment and assault accusations.

The Super Size Me filmmaker revealed in a statement that he has been accused of rape and sexual harassment by two respective women. “I am part of the problem,” he wrote in a post published on Twitter on Wednesday. A day later, Warrior Poets announced that Spurlock was stepping down from his position at the New York-based production company.

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rashida jones toy story 4

In the fallout from John Lasseter‘s announcement that he is stepping down from Pixar amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Rashida Jones has clarified the reason for her departure from the writing team of Toy Story 4.

The Hollywood Reporter article that initially revealed the allegations of Lasseter’s alleged sexual harassment of female employees claimed that the reason that Jones and her writing partner, Will McCormack, left the project early in development because Lasseter made an “unwanted advance” towards her. Shortly after the article was published, Jones explained to a New York Times reporter that this was not the case.

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jeffrey tambor leaves transparent

Three weeks after Amazon launched an investigation into two separate sexual harassment claims, star Jeffrey Tambor announced that he is leaving Transparent.

The Amazon comedy-drama series became the subject of scrutiny after Tambor’s former assistant and transgender actress Van Barnes accused the actor of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate behavior towards her in early November. A week later, transgender actress and Transparent semi-regular Trace Lysette alleged that Tambor also sexually harassed her on set.

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Game Change sequel cancelled

After years of Hollywood turning a blind eye to terrible behavior within its industry, it seems as if the Harvey Weinstein scandal is actually inspiring companies to take action and distance themselves from perpetrators of that behavior. Whether they’re doing so cynically out of a sense of self-interest or out of a desire to actually do the right thing remains to be seen, but at least we’re moving in the right direction.

The latest domino to fall is journalist/author Mark Halperin, who was accused of sexual harassment during his stint as ABC News’ political director and was subsequently suspended from his current job after the accusations came to light. He was working on a Game Change sequel miniseries for HBO about the 2016 presidential election, and now HBO has announced that they’re cancelling the series altogether.
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