Though John Lasseter this week announced he would be taking a six month break from his role as chief creative officer of Pixar, at Walt Disney Animation Studios, reports of an "unwanted advance" have been refuted by those in the middle of the scandal; Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.

Rashida Jones is no longer working with PixarRashida Jones is no longer working with Pixar

Whilst the two had been working on 'Toy Story 4' for some time, the pair decided to leave the project, and have now opened up on exactly why.

In a statement obtained by EW, the pair explained: "“The breakneck speed at which journalists have been naming the next perpetrator renders some reporting irresponsible.

“We did not leave Pixar because of unwanted advances. That is untrue. We parted ways because of creative and, more importantly, philosophical differences. There is so much talent at Pixar, and we remain enormous fans of their films. However, it is also a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice.”

The pair then called on Pixar "to be leaders in bolstering, hiring, and promoting more diverse and female storytellers and leaders. We hope we can encourage all those who have felt like their voices could not be heard in the past to feel empowered."

The pair make very clear that they weren't victims of sexual misconduct by Lasseter, but that didn't stop the movie mogul from saying in his own statement earlier this week that he was sorry 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."

Disney said following his leave: "We are committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are respected and empowered to do their best work. We appreciate John’s candor and sincere apology and fully support his sabbatical."

Hollywood is in a very strange state of affairs as of late. Following a whole slew of accusations against Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates truly opened and hosts of powerful figures within the entertainment industry were accused of anything from sexual harassment all the way up to rape.

It's going to be very interesting to see how this state of flux is dealt with, how industry leaders will adapt and change their behaviour and hopefully, how respect will now be given to all people within the business, no matter their age, gender, sexuality or race.

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