Disney Settles Lawsuit Over Breast-Grabbing Donald Duck


PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Disney Destinations agreed to settle a lawsuit that claims one of its employees dressed as Donald Duck grabbed the breast of a Pennsylvania mother at Epcot Center.

U.S. District Judge John Padova dismissed the complaint over the May 2008 incident with prejudice Thursday.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, and a Disney spokeswoman declined to elaborate.

April Magolon, of Upper Darby, Pa., sued Disney Destination's predecessor, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, in December 2009, claiming she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, cold sweats, nightmares and flashbacks after being fondled by the character during a family vacation.

Her state-court complaint, which was eventually removed to federal court, claimed her ordeal was part of a long line of similar incidents, including the 2004 molestation of a mother and daughter by a man dressed as Tigger.

Magolon's attorney and a Disney spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Earlier this year, Padova rejected Disney's motion to dismiss the complaint and also refused to transfer the case to Florida


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