Saturday 18 November 2017

Woman sues Disney over Donald Duck 'groping'

Marieclare Dale in Philidelphia

A woman who claims Donald Duck groped her at Disney's Epcot theme park in Florida will have her day in court.

A federal judge in Philadelphia says Disney must defend April Magolon's post-traumatic stress lawsuit.

The 27-year-old Pennsylvania woman claims she was holding her child at the Walt Disney World park when a staff member dressed as Donald Duck grabbed her breast and then joked about it. Ms Magolon says the May 2008 encounter left her with nightmares, digestive problems and other permanent injuries.

She also charges that Disney parks have a history of fondling complaints.

The defence argues that Ms Magolon sued the wrong Disney corporate entity, and asked the judge to dismiss the suit or move it to Florida. But the judge refused, saying that Ms Magolon could proceed in Pennsylvania.

Irish Independent

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