Disney resort reservations worker arrested, accused of rape

Posted Friday, February 25, 2011 12:13 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A Walt Disney World employee is accused of raping a single mother he lured to Central Florida with offers of free theme-park passes and bargain accommodations at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Reservations clerk Wilbert "B.J." Brookins, 31, was charged with sexual battery Wednesday, a day after the woman and her two young children arrived from out of state to celebrate her birthday with a family vacation, records state.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Friday, February 25, 2011 12:15 PM

Predictably, this news item will attract comments calling for this guy to be strung up by his balls without trial, but isn't it a little strange that he was arrested without physical evidence? The story is just bizarre. Who falls asleep in their room with a complete stranger that they want to leave? Maybe I'm being naive, but something ain't right.

Friday, February 25, 2011 12:54 PM

I agree, something isn't right. If she was raped, wouldn't you call the cops that night and then go to Epcot the next day? Her character can't be trusted cause she cheated the system to begin with.

Friday, February 25, 2011 4:00 PM

Where were her children when the assault(s) took place? She said he took her and her kids back to the room after Space Mountain. Also, who goes back to sleep after you wake up as your "new friend" is pulling your pants down? Something ain't right.

Friday, February 25, 2011 4:04 PM

Aside from the whole latter part of the article (the falling asleep in the room... TWICE... with a person she didn't want there, then going to Epcot with him AFTER he allegedly sexually asaulted her), the part that threw up the first red flag to me was when she said she was on the phone with him and specifically mentioned that she was not willing to trade sexual favors for special treatment.

Is this a normal question that one should ask when booking reservations at Disney? (by the way, that question was rhetorical)

Friday, February 25, 2011 4:06 PM

Is this a case of a whole lot of stupids don't make a right - or something.

I've tried reading the article twice and the whole thing makes no sense. The whole situation is weird, these people are idiots on both sides - why would either of them put themselves into this kind of situaution?

I'm dumber for caring.

Friday, February 25, 2011 9:44 PM

^I'm dumber for reading this little thread, and then actually reading the article.

Friday, February 25, 2011 10:05 PM

On the bright side, at least it wasn't Donald.

Friday, February 25, 2011 10:58 PM

I like how she was sure to point out that she had "back pain" after riding Space Mountain as well.

Friday, February 25, 2011 11:43 PM

"She was unemployed and using her income tax check to take her family on a vacation"....Glad to know she had her priorities correct...

Saturday, February 26, 2011 10:27 AM

The sad thing is, Disney will probably settle to avoid bad PR. So she'll get something, even though her story really stinks.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 10:35 AM

What are you talking about? This isn't a lawsuit against Disney, it's a criminal charge against an individual.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:15 PM

I agree with the people here that say something just is not right about this story. If she was truely raped I do feel for her and hope she get some counseling to deal with it.

I also wondered were the kids were while this was happening. As for the falling asleep, did he slip something in a drink she was drinking, that could account for that. Also sometime when people are in traumatic situations like this they can "black out" and try to convience themselves it's not happening. Also if someone feels victimized they may also go along with what there attacker is asking of them or promising them hoping that nothing more will happen to them.Maybe that is why she went to EPCOT with him or maybe she didn't want to break promise to her kids about going there?

The biggest oddity of this whole story besides all the special perks this guy was offering her, why was she so vocal about not offering sexual favors for the what she was promised? Also aren't the calls moinitered for quality control????

Another thing I also wonder is if she actually met him while making reservations or if she met him on dating site or someplace else on the internet and took advantage of the situation thinking this guy is an idiot, I can hatch a plan to get cash from Disney because maybe they will want to shut me up. Also if this guy took her debit card ect., did he use them or better yet, did she actually have them in the first place?

As for the arrest of the indvidual, there has to be sometype of evidence or resonable suspicion that something happened for a warrant to be issued.

Last edited by Talonstruck, Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:17 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2011 7:24 PM

Jeff said:
What are you talking about? This isn't a lawsuit against Disney, it's a criminal charge against an individual.

Sorry, I misread the article.

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:50 PM

Talonstruck said:

As for the arrest of the indvidual, there has to be sometype of evidence or resonable suspicion that something happened for a warrant to be issued.

Well someone accused him of rape and reported it to the police. Barring any circumstances that would make her unreliable at the time she pressed charges, that's all they'd need to arrest him. Her accusation is reasonable suspicion.

Having said that, her story doesn't add up to me. Granted, that's not enough to keep the accused from being arrested but I would hope that when this goes to criminal court that the truth comes out.

Monday, February 28, 2011 2:00 PM

Jerry said:
"She was unemployed and using her income tax check to take her family on a vacation"....Glad to know she had her priorities correct...

I wouldn't be so quick to judge there. My father was unemployed at one point because the city laid all the firemen off and he was looking for a job, and he used income tax money to go on vacation that summer. Doesn't mean he didn't have income coming in or that he wasn't looking for work either We don't know if she was receiving unemp. benefits or not but if she received an income tax return then she obviously worked last year. And as long as family expenses were being met I see no problem with using your own money to go to Disney. We all need a break in tough times.

Monday, February 28, 2011 2:39 PM

I wanted to reply to Jay's post too, but backed out... Now I will.

I am unemployed right now, and I used some of my tax return to buy a Wii, games and accessories, and some DVDs. It was extra money to me. People can't just go out and buy a new job.

Some people have enough money that they don't need a job. Some people also get unemployment compensation so they don't need to spend their tax returns on living expenses.

(I wasn't completely frivolous with my tax return. I also bought new glasses, put some money into fixing up my Ford Explorer, got some new dress clothes, and paid off some bills.)

Monday, February 28, 2011 3:24 PM

I used mine to buy a QBot. ;)

No, really. We owed again this year. (We're doing it wrong)

Monday, February 28, 2011 3:54 PM

Maybe I'm brought up on a different set of values and decision making standards - BUT - if I was unemployed, and had kids, I WOULD NOT (Maybe others would and that is their choice) blow that money at Disney world. It would go into the bank. But that's my opinion.

Kids are not cheap and my family would come first. If you are single and want to spend your money - fine.

Monday, February 28, 2011 4:37 PM

But we don't know her situation. She may have plenty in savings and be getting child support and unemployment benefits. Sure if she's struggling and used the money to go to Disney it'd be one thing. But maybe she works a seasonal type of job. Would you begrudge a teacher who Is unemployed during the summer to sit at home and bot go on vacation?

My point is that we don't know what she could afford and we don't know if she had income or not. We just know that she's unemployed and used income tax money that she got as a result of recent employment to go to Disney. Of all the things in the article that seem fishy, that one doesn't seem odd or out of place to me.

Unemployed doesn't mean no income.


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