Pixar co-founder to take six-month sabbatical following unwanted hug complaints from staff

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John Lasseter, head of animation at Pixar and Disney, will be taking a sabbatical following a wealth of allegations building around him.

The allegations, inclusive of Mr Lasseter giving out unwanted hugs and invading personal space, have led to his deliverance of a statement apologising for his actions.

In the  memo, which he delivered to his staff, Mr Lasseter said: “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. Collectively, you mean the world to me, and I deeply apologise if I have let you down.

“I especially want to apologise 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.”

The statement continued with Lasseter announcing the news of his six-month departure, during which he hopes to “recharge and be inspired” before his return in the new year.