Costumed character found not guilty in "Tigger" trial

Posted Wednesday, August 4, 2004 7:49 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A jury tonight found Michael C. Chartrand not guilty of molesting a 13-year-old girl when he was dressed as the Tigger character at Walt Disney World. Chartand was found not guilty of misdemeanor battery and lewd and lascivious molestation, a felony charge. He faced 15 years in prison if convicted.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Thursday, August 5, 2004 2:53 PM
Only for "definition of character"...:)

Or, lack of same where applicable....;)

*** This post was edited by rollergator 8/5/2004 2:53:51 PM ***

Thursday, August 5, 2004 3:06 PM
The "evidence" that they had (AFAIK) was the girl's word and his "apology" (which was no more than, "I'm sorry if you think I touched you inappropriately." (adlib))

Also, Jeff, you _DID_ say he was guilty in this thread...

Thursday, August 5, 2004 3:56 PM
Yeah and I still say he's guilty.

I can spot guilty people a mile away. Guilty! Guilty!

You know what you'll have to do for your $20 right George? ;)


Thursday, August 5, 2004 4:04 PM
Badger you incessantly?

Hey, I'd have paid off if he was guilty...

Thursday, August 5, 2004 4:16 PM
So when they lock him up for unmasked crimes you'll give it back, right?
Thursday, August 5, 2004 4:25 PM
nope...the $20 was only in regards to this case. You (and others) already had him convicted from day one...
Thursday, August 5, 2004 5:47 PM
"What do you mean you hope they do the right thing."

1. Give the job back
2. Full back pay
3. Reimburse for his defense costs!

#3 seems like it may be a legit option. He was working on Disney property and fulfiling his job description when the alleged events took place. It seems logical that Disney should take some responsibility. IMO!

Thursday, August 5, 2004 10:10 PM
He has gotten his job back He will be costumed but not neccessarly tigger.The one thing not mentioned this is a union job.So they had to give back pay and bennies.*** This post was edited by kevin38 8/7/2004 9:29:07 AM ***
Saturday, August 7, 2004 3:03 PM
redman, that Badger animation nearly made me choke. If anything good comes of this case, it's that I saw that. Freakin' hilarious.


Monday, August 9, 2004 9:02 AM
Mushroom Mushroom!

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