'Ren & Stimpy' creator accused of preying on underage animators

Two women have accused Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi of grooming and sexually preying on them when they were teenagers, BuzzFeed News reports.

Both women, Robyn Byrd and Katie Rice, said they were young fans of the ’90s Nickelodeon cartoon, and hoped the animator could help their own artistic careers.

In 1994, Byrd was just 13 when she wrote to Kricfalusi, then 39. His response was effusive by her account; he soon began sending her toys and art supplies. Three years later, he allegedly began sexually abusing her.