I could barely read that. What the fuck, John
What else is there to say except "NOPE".
EDIT: I "love" how he's throwing bipolar people under the bus by using that as an excuse for his behavior
It's even more bullshit because when you read interviews and statements from people who worked with him, he didn't really give them creative control all that much.
Note that he wrote this in 2011.I worked with John K. back when he was doing "the Ripping Friends" in house at Red Rover. At first, I was excited about working with him. But soon, I started to see how much of a TOOL the guy is. He'd come in hung-over every day, and hit on all of the young women in the studio. (He seemed to prefer them 20 to 21) [Dirty-old-man-syndrome]. Approve things, then rip into them 2 hours later for being "shit", (he'd even do this to his OWN drawings without knowing it). And quite literally FROTH at the mouth whenever you started to talk to him about anything he had a strong opposing point of view on.
After roughly 2 months of putting up with his BS, the studio owner cut his ties with the project and John moved on to another studio, where he not only ruined his show, but the careers of 2 young female animators. (I think you can guess how..) Nuff Said.. The dude is a TOOL..
Speaking of defenders...
That's also a good point. I remember that even Bob Camp was surprised when the news of Chris Savino came out, having worked with him on "Ren and Stimpy".Madeline wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 2:20 amShitty people can be very good at presenting a facade to the world. Look at Louis C.K. A lot of people thought that he couldn’t have done anything because he seemed like a decent dude for admitting to some of his own failings in his work, and he was well-respected and liked by his peers.
More Here.The “charging parties” brought up Savino on charges of “disloyalty,” a union member with knowledge of the situation told Cartoon Brew this evening. The disloyalty is to the union constitution that members have to sign when they join the organization.
The language in that part of the constitution is vague – you can read it here – but since the constitution doesn’t have any specific language about sexual harassment, the disloyalty clause was the only part of the constitution where an actual violation had occurred and where Savino’s colleagues could pursue charges.
The trial for Savino was scheduled to begin on April 7, but Savino reached the plea agreement with the Trial Board on April 6. Part of the agreement was that the charging parties could address Savino if they wished, and that he would listen. He waved the right to cross-examine the parties.
So, instead of a trial, a hearing with the charging parties took place on April 7th.
The union member who spoke with Cartoon Brew tell us that this plea agreement is the best possible result, though it probably doesn’t go as far as many members would have liked. There were a number of mitigating circumstances that need to be taken into account. One of the issues is that the charges were not filed properly, something that Savino’s legal counsel recognized early on. And secondly, due to arcane loopholes in union rules, had The Animation Guild kicked Savino out of the union, a union shop could still hire him and then the union would have to pay his dues, a situation that would have been to Savino’s benefit.
Pixar has been criticized over the years as a boy’s club. Women have produced Pixar hits, but only one of Pixar’s 20 feature films, “Brave,” has a credited female director. That woman, Brenda Chapman, was fired halfway through production after she clashed with Mr. Lasseter. Ms. Chapman subsequently joined DreamWorks Animation, telling The New York Times in 2013 that “you can butt heads here and not be punished for it, unlike at another place I could name.”
Mr. Lasseter’s supporters have pointed out that he hired Ms. Lee as a director of “Frozen,” which was praised for its departure from Disney’s romantic “princess” formula. She is now working on “Frozen 2,” which is set for release in November 2019. Pixar has also started to focus more on female lead characters, including Joy in “Inside Out” and Dory the forgetful fish in “Finding Dory.”
But Rashida Jones, the actress and writer, said in November that she left a Pixar assignment early because of the way the studio treated female and minority employees.
“There is so much talent at Pixar, and we remain enormous fans of their films,” Ms. Jones and her writing partner, Will McCormack, said in a statement at the time. “However, it is also a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice.”
I appreciated this comment (from "chernobyl kinsman" on SA):I have witnessed first hand Avital Ronell's behavior with her advisees during several conferences at NYU. To say that she cultivates a sexually- and erotically-charged environment would be a tremendous understatement...While I know many who have thrived in this environment, I also know many who have suffered as a result of it.
"Judith Butler accuses alleged sexual harassment victim of lying" is not a thing I expected to read even in this nightmare hellworld
"Our HR people say it's fine, so it's fine" is not a great statement.Statement Regarding Harassment Allegations, 6/9/2018
About half a year ago one of our employees left Extra Credits. They later claimed that another employee had harassed them out of the company.
Extra Credits takes allegations of workplace harassment very seriously.
To verify the claim, Extra Credits hired an independent HR firm to investigate the matter, and was ready to abide by all findings, including firing anyone found responsible of committing misconduct.
The contracted HR firm assigned a female HR manager to lead the investigation. The HR investigator conducted interviews with Extra Credits staff members and reviewed written correspondence.
After investigating, the HR firm found no evidence of improprieties with regards to the claims of workplace harassment.
To ensure maximum employee protection, we asked the HR firm to provide a list of recommendations for the future. Extra Credits is currently implementing these recommendations.
Mr. Big wrote: ↑Thu May 31, 2018 10:28 amSome of you may remember that George Takei was accused of sexual assault. Well, after people starting noticing holes in the story, the accuser walked back the claim.
I guess it was inevitable that somebody was going to take advantage of the #MeToo movement to make shit up. Hope this won't hurt it.
Her #metoo compatriot, and TERF idiot, Rose McGowan, is asking people to “be gentle” with a child abuser. I’m not seeing what makes Argento any more deserving of sympathy than Weinstein, here. In fact, what Argento did was worse, because her hypocrisy in being a rapist while calling out men for the same has probably now ruined the entire movement to get people to believe accusers.But in the months that followed her revelations about Mr. Weinstein last October, Ms. Argento quietly arranged to pay $380,000 to her own accuser: Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and rock musician who said she had sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room years earlier, when he was only two months past his 17th birthday. She was 37. The age of consent in California is 18.
That claim and the subsequent arrangement for payments are laid out in documents between lawyers for Ms. Argento and Mr. Bennett, a former child actor who once played her son in a movie.
The documents, which were sent to The New York Times through encrypted email by an unidentified party, include a selfie dated May 9, 2013, of the two lying in bed. As part of the agreement, Mr. Bennett, who is now 22, gave the photograph and its copyright to Ms. Argento, now 42. Three people familiar with the case said the documents were authentic.