That's the bare minimum.
Time's Up, the activist group founded in response industry gender disparity and the abuse exposed by the accusers of Harvey Weinstein, said Lasseter's deal "endorses and perpetuates a broken system that allows powerful men to act without consequence."
Hiring decisions have consequences. And offering a high-profile position to an abuser who has yet to do any of those things is condoning abuse.”
Read the full statements below:
1) Demonstrate true remorse.
“Skydance Media’s decision to hire John Lasseter as head of animation endorses and perpetuates a broken system that allows powerful men to act without consequence. At a moment when we should be uplifting the many talented voices who are consistently underrepresented, Skydance Media is providing another position of power, prominence and privilege to a man who has repeatedly been accused of sexual harassment in the workplace," the group said in a statement.
Top watchdogs for women's issues in Hollywood have issued scathing responses to Skydance Media's naming of John Lasseter to the company's top animation job.
2) Work deeply to reform your behavior.
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Women in Film, a longtime advocacy group, said the disgraced Pixar leader and top Walt Disney Company executive's "innappropriate touching and kissing has been reported by a number of women – from colleagues to subordinates," and questioned Skydance CEO David Ellison's pledge to keep his employees safe in hiring outside cancel and speaking with Lasseter at length about his past.
For women in this industry to feel safe, we need more transparency than the above statement and we need to know what the company plans to do to ensure that safety. "What does this mean? We do think that people can learn and change, and we look forward to men who model this, but true reparation requires transparency.," WIF said. By saying Skydance has conducted an independent investigation and then proceed to hire Lasseter, do they mean to suggest that they are hiring him in spite of the numerous accounts of women and colleagues?
3) Deliver restitution to those you harmed.