If I told you about an organization that leverages governments into giving them taxpayer money, discriminates against women, and then engages in collusion, you’d probably think I’m talking about the mafia right?
Unfortunately I’m talking about one of the most prestigious companies in the VFX industry: LucasFilm.
Seriously, what the hell is going on there? Within the last year I posted how they lost a lawsuit to a woman who was illegally discriminated against because she was pregnant. Of course you all know the big news about the collusion against VFX workers between ILM and Pixar. Now a LucasFilm consultant is being sued for sexism:
In a deposition in the previous case, Bies — who, incidentally, was one of the original operators of R2-D2, acknowledged he’d told Lucasfilm vice president Howard Roffman that Totah had a reputation for promiscuity.
and it get’s even more bizarre:
As with the previous lawsuit, the claim suggests the company behind the Star Wars universe operates under an ironic double standard. Roffman enjoys a sideline producing soft-core pornographic photo books featuring naked boys in sexualized poses, yet purportedly authorized the firing of an underling following allegations she wasn’t sufficiently prim.
This is the same company that wants to make family films like Rango?