John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is taking a six-month break from his position after accusations of sexual misconduct. The longtime animator, who helped turn Pixar into an animation powerhouse, has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

As an executive producer and director, Lasseter's films have brought in roughly $11.2 billion in global box-office sales. He directed acclaimed hits "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2," "A Bug's Life," "Cars" and "Cars 2."

Lasseter, 60, has served as the creative director for all of Disney's animated films and projects. He has been credited with reviving Disney's animation unit.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that actor Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, her co-writer on “Toy Story 4,″ stepped down from the project after Lasseter made "an unwanted advance." 

In a memo to his staff, Lasseter cited "missteps" for his leave of absence. He added that the decision came after "difficult conversations."

"I’ve recently had a number of difficult conversations that have been very painful for me," Lasseter wrote in the memo. "It’s never easy to face your missteps, but it’s the only way to learn from them. It’s been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent."

Lasseter joins a long list of high-profile Hollywood men accused of sexual misconduct, including movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., director Brett Ratner and actor Kevin Spacey.