A Disney Guest once sexually assaulted a Disney character performer while she was in character.
She began the video by saying:
“Okay I’ve avoided talking about this because it’s actually a really sensitive topic. I’m going to go ahead and put a trigger warning here for anything involving sexual assault […]”
She continued to tell her story:
“Essentially it amounted to a Grandpa who decided to sexually assault me. We were taking a picture together and he wrapped his arm around me and grabbed my chest, on purpose, like full on cupping my chest for a picture. Conveniently he waited until the picture was just about to be taken to even put his arm around me.
Now not only is this sexual assault, but if that picture ever saw the light of day, I would have been fired at that point. Talk about victim blaming, right?”
At the end of the day, this is the Cast Member’s place of work, and it is a family-friendly place of work. If you plan to meet a Disney character at one of the theme parks, please be respectful. Guests who act inappropriately or objectify characters may be asked to leave for the Cast Member’s safety.
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