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Disney animation legend Lasseter takes leave over misconduct

Creative head of Walt Disney Co's Pixar and animation studios John Lasseter (foreground) attending Disney-Pixar's US premiere of Coco in Los Angeles, California earlier this month. Co-workers have accused him of incidents of grabbing, kissing and making comments about physical attributes.

Los Angeles

JOHN Lasseter, creative head of Walt Disney Co's Pixar and animation studios, is taking a leave of absence after The Hollywood Reporter cited co-workers who accused him of unwanted touching and hugs.

Mr Lasseter, 60, said that he is taking a six-month sabbatical and

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