5-Year-Old Disney Star Mia Talerico Receives Death Threats

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Police are investigating death threats made online against a 5-year-old Disney actress.

Mia Talerico of “Good Luck Charlie” reportedly began receiving anonymous harassment and threats against her life in January.

There were disturbing messages left on her Instagram page. Her mother alerted Disney’s security, which contacted the Los Angeles Police Department.

The case is being investigated by the LAPD’s Threat Management Unit, according to LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith.

The threats against her are not being disclosed because the case is “very sensitive,” Smith said.

Her popular show made headlines last month when it featured the first openly gay couple on the Disney Channel on Jan. 26. It is unclear whether the move to include a lesbian couple is related to the harassment of Talerico.

Sources: New York Daily News, CNN