Pixar director John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence amid sexual misconduct claims
The memo, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, came in the face of a story the outlet was preparing to publish detailing misconduct allegations against Lasseter that include “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.” The Hollywood Reporter‘s story has since published on Tuesday afternoon.
Lasseter wrote that he plans to take a six-month sabbatical from Disney. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TIME.
The Toy Story director, who now serves as chief creative officer for both Walt Disney and Pixar animation studios, is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of misconduct in the wake of last month’s sexual assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
TIME has reached out to Disney and Pixar for comment and will update this story with any response.