Emails Show Lawyers for Disney Worried About ‘Optics’ Disguising Their Input in Last-Ditch Development Deal

By  //  April 19, 2023

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(FOX NEWS) – Lawyers for the Walt Disney Company tried to hide their authorship of a rushed development agreement with a local Florida board that heavily favored the company, according to internal emails reviewed by Fox News Digital.

Those emails showed that Disney’s lawyers tried to disguise their involvement in writing the agreement, and were worried about bad “optics” for the company if it was seen as the author.

The Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) has controlled the land on which Disney World operates, but after criticism about “woke” Disney policies, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis eliminated RCID and created a new board in a bid to exert greater control over the company.

Just before RCID was dismantled, it reached a last-minute development deal with Disney aimed at invalidating the state’s push for greater oversight of the area.