[QUOTE=papa bear;1076739]I’ve been following this one and for some reason, I have a VERY hard time believing that Disney’s cast members/costume characters would out right “grope” people in a sexual manner. We’re talking Disney! Can you see “Donald” grabbing a boob in front of everyone, especially children?
Now I have come across “grumpy” cast members, as we all have, but I really find it hard to believe that someone would outright “grope” somebody in front of other people. Especially at Disney.
Most likely one of the “two” accidently bumped into each other… So she needed to “sue”. And its now a free trip and then some.
This is just another case of an idiot looking for a hand out from Disney IMO. And of course, situations like this could potentially lead to higher prices paid for by all of us.
Granted, I didn’t witness the event nor do I know all of the specifics surrounding this case… but being in the business, I can tell you that there are plenty of frivolous, fake and out right fraudulent claims submitted to the various “Amusement parks” (insurance providers) in this country… And more often than not, it’s easier (for the insurance companies & or parks if they are self -insured like Disney is) & cheaper to “settle” rather then fight a claim due to the overall “costs” involved. You know, lawyers fees, court costs, the length of a court case, the life of a claim, etc… And the word is out. And lawyers are all “over it” like white on rice.
It’s situations like this which really “burn me up”! But we live in a highly litigious society and without tort reform, we get cases like this one. Thus, we all “pay”.
Sorry for the gripe folks…
Disney settles Donald Duck groping case | Stuff.co.nz[/QUOTE]
I agree, it would be very difficult to assault someone in full view of a park full of people. I am not disputing maybe there was an accidental brush of hand, or bump, but I dont believe anything sexual or untoward was the intention.
I am astounded by the number of litigation cases in the USA, and sadly believe that the UK is fast heading down the same route- law suit crazy!
The sad thing is we do all pay eventually, and some people deliberately instigate an incident for financial recompense.
I know someone here who wrote to Disney and said Mission Space had left her terrified of confined spaces, she said the warning film beforehand was not adequate- and after much to-ing and fro-ing they eventually sent her $1000.00- cheaper than her taking a legal action against them. Now I dont know if she is claustrophobic, but she certainly has taken many flights/cruises abroad since. I think a lot of people know Disney just doesn’t want the bad rap and they are an easy target.