Wikipedia now has an article on the “Weinstein effect”, calling it a “‘national reckoning’ against sexual abuse”. NPR has mentioned that it could be a tipping point, though last night, they played a segment about Senator Bob Packwood from the 1990s where you could just change the names and see little difference.
The effect is spreading and now we get to see how well Pixar and the rest of Disney animation can do without John Lasseter. He’s taking a six month sabbatical, but I’ve got a feeling he may not be back. Disney is generally not tolerant of anything that affects their “clean” image. One show was canceled and a character written out of another when an actor involved in both had a single DUI incident.
In Lasseter’s case, he’s a very friendly person but may have been too friendly, taking a hug or a kiss or a touch a little too far. It sounds like it was nowhere near what Weinstein is said to have done, but more than what was appropriate or a good idea.