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    Emma Thompson Hailed in #MeToo Fight vs. John Lasseter

    The acclaimed British actress wrote Skydance Media to explain why she quit its animated film Luck last month: The production company hired Lasseter, Pixar’s former creative chief, who left that post after allegations of inappropriate behavior. In her letter, the two-time Oscar winner said things wouldn’t change in time to protect her daughter’s generation if she and others didn’t speak out.

    How have people reacted? Social media users hailed Thompson’s gesture as “brilliant,” while the founder of advocacy group Women and Hollywood called it “one [of] the most significant moments” in the #MeToo movement.

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