Disney Cruise Line sued after baby girl allegedly sexually assaulted while on vacation
A Vermont the family continues Disney Cruise Line for $ 20 million, alleging that their toddler was sexually assaulted by another child who was a passenger on a cruise ship last year.
According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, parents allege their 3-year-old daughter was enrolled in the ship’s youth club on January 9, 2020, when she was sexually assaulted by another child.
The complaint specifies that at one point during the cruise, the toddler was in the Laboratory media fair with other children from 3 to 12 years old.
The complaint states that while the child was in the lounge, the 3-year-old was “physically tied up and sexually assaulted by a much older child, who was also a cruise passenger.”
The complaint alleges that the infant was âexcessively groped and sexually touched in his private partsâ by the older child and âdid not have the physical capacityâ to dispose of the older child. she.
The lawsuit also states that several Disney crew members entered the room during the alleged assault but “did not recognize and / or appreciate the ongoing sexual assault” even though it happened “in plain sight” .
In a statement to the Miami Herald, the family’s attorney, Michael winkleman, said the alleged assault continued for 20 minutes while the toddler was “under the direct ‘supervision’ of Disney employees whose only job is to watch these children.”
“The parents of the victim filed this complaint in order to obtain justice and responsibility and to raise awareness of the hidden dangers of sexual assault on cruise ships,” he continued.