A Pennsylvania woman has charged that she was molested at Disney World. The culprit? No it was not one of the usual suspects: the Pirates of the Caribbean or Yosemite Sam or Pepé Le Pew. It was Donald Duck who allegedly groped her breast when she sought his autograph.
To make matters worse, Donald Duck reportedly feigned exaggerated guilt that he had done something wrong after groping the woman who was at Epcot with her children and fiancé in May 2008.
She has now filed a lawsuit for negligence, battery, and infliction of emotional distress, and is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages. Disney is seeking a transfer to federal court — presumably under a diversity claim.
The woman claims to have suffered “severe physical injury, emotional anguish and distress including, but not limited to post-traumatic stress disorder.”
At EuroDisney, the company is facing a problem of a different kind: employees committing suicide.