He also promised to continue telling women's stories on screen and those talking to the #MeToo environment. He referred to his work on Moana, Zootopia and The Princess and the Frog and insisted that he will certainly broaden the possibilities for women behind the camera. Lasseter mentioned that he continues to work with a coach and a therapist on unconscious tempering training, a job he began at the end of his Disney term.
Lasseter, who turned 62 last weekend, also told Skydance employees that this was the case. Now he recognizes that he should treat women with respect.
Lasseter abandoned a standard Hawaiian shirt and opted for an apology. He expressed how deeply he apologized and felt ashamed that he was undoubtedly wrong for his earlier actions which he had admitted. The former boss of Pixar / Walt Disney Animation spoke with deep regret about making women feel insecure and disrespectful. Given his obligations as a leader, he admitted that he should have been more informed about the impact of his physical person and his presence.
According to the deadline report, lawyers William Briggs and Caroline Murray spoke before Lasseter talked for 90 minutes. Venable, of Washington, DC, presented its findings to Skydance's investigation into Lasseter's behavior in the past. The lawyers told Skydance employees that Lasseter had "no previous claims for sexual assault against him and no claims for sexual challenge or harassment against him." None of this is news as it was already known that Lasseter has no criminal record.
What was new, however, was that they additionally told Skydance employees that "no findings from Disney or Lasseter's secret settlements were found in parties seeking an agreement." Her research contradicts that previously reported on Cartoon Brew, where several reliable sources claimed that the Walt Disney Company had settled with a woman in Disney Animation's marketing department after a physical incident between her and Lasseter.