Woman sues Walt Disney World for being allegedly groped by Donald Duck

Posted Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:31 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney World is facing a federal lawsuit seeking more than $200,000 in damages after a Pennsylvania woman claimed a person in a Donald Duck costume groped her breast two years ago, court records show. April Magolon said that instead of an autograph from the person in the iconic fuzzy white costume with a blue and yellow sailor shirt and hat, the person performed a "physically menacing act," the lawsuit says.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:38 PM
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BOHICA. It's that time of year.

The thing has huge, fuzzy hands. I don't think it's possible to feel through those, anyhow. I'm sure that she was grazed by one of the 9" foam fingers while Donald was reaching for a pen. Why wait 2 years, if it's so upsetting? I just don't get it.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:42 PM

She also says the incident has caused acute anxiety, headaches, nightmares and flashbacks, among other emotional and physical ailments.

Nothing is worse than a Donald Duck Nightmare!

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:51 PM
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I have never seen a character out at the Disney parks without a crowd of people and a handler. I'd very much love to see where the evidence of this is.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:24 PM
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Jeff said:
I'd very much love to see where the evidence of this is.

Probably in his pants... Oh that's right, he doesn't wear any... Should be pretty obvious then.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:38 PM

Slate had a good post about this phenomenon:
http://www.slate.com/id/2263746/

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:08 PM
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No pants in public... of course he's a perv. Guilty. Just write the $200K check already.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:13 PM
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That's good stuff, and that was a point I wanted to make too. How often are these actually women inside? What a scam. Again, I want to see evidence.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:38 PM
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A few years ago, when I hugged Spoongebob Squarepants at a theme park, he touched my butt. My life is ruined now, because I am suffering from acute anxiety, headaches, nightmares and flashbacks, among other emotional and physical ailments. Poor me. Gimme $200,000!

The sad truth is that Disney will probably settle, instead of going through with, and winning, the case.

Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:39 PM
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Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:43 PM
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Let's assume Disney could actually go back through employment records and this guest's park visit date and time of incident and show that it was in fact a woman in the costume. Theoretically it wouldn't change the lawsuit at all. But somehow, it just might... ;)


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Friday, August 13, 2010 1:06 AM
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I'd be more inclined to seek out hugs from the duck, at least.


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Friday, August 13, 2010 2:19 AM

I'm not female - but if I was I'd charge far less for being groped. $10,000 seems reasonable to me :)


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Friday, August 13, 2010 2:22 AM
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Hell, I'd let Donald Duck grab my ass if I could just skip the line for Toy Story Mania.


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Friday, August 13, 2010 2:23 AM
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The article states the "victim" is claiming she has PTSD from being groped by a pantless duck. Wow....

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Friday, August 13, 2010 2:34 AM

This is silly. Everyone knows all the bad ducks live in New York City anyway.

warning: cheesy early 80s gore that could be offensive to the easily offended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUt0urvUeSA

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Friday, August 13, 2010 3:05 AM

Extreme physical injury? Is the woman on a Coumadin IV or is she just a leper? Besides, how could she not include loss of companionship in her suit due to the fact she and her husband can no longer do the mattress mambo because of her horrible disfiguring injuries and severe emotional trauma?

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Friday, August 13, 2010 9:26 AM
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And what does Daisy Duck have to say about all this??? Are they going on Springer or Judge Judy to duke it out?

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Friday, August 13, 2010 9:42 AM
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Maury.


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Friday, August 13, 2010 9:46 AM

Jerry said:
And what does Daisy Duck have to say about all this??? Are they going on Springer or Judge Judy to duck it out?

Fixed. ;)


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Friday, August 13, 2010 9:53 AM
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Man, that was lame. I don't think we'll be seeing you on the bill at the local comedy club any time soon. You'd never stay afloat using jokes like that.


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