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In 2000, when Rice was 18 and trying to break into animation, Kricfalusi offered her a job.Once she started working for him, Rice said, he persistently sexually harassed her.Kricfalusi, especially after losing Ren and Stimpy, his most prized creation.
This achievement has allowed John the opportunity to grow and mature in ways he’d never had a chance at before.” While Byrd felt deeply alone when she left animation, she later realized she hadn’t been the only underage girl Kricfalusi groomed for a relationship.
In 2008, long after she last saw Kricfalusi, Byrd reconnected with an old internet friend: the artist Katie Rice.
Kricfalusi introduced them through AOL in the mid-’90s, when they were still children, telling them he’d hire them both at Spumco someday.
Robyn Byrd and Katie Rice were teenage Ren & Stimpy fans who wanted to make cartoons.
They say they were preyed upon by the creator of the show, John Kricfalusi, who admitted to having had a 16-year-old girlfriend when approached by Buzz Feed News.