MOUSE STRIKES BACK: Disney Sues Gov. Ron DeSantis Over Loss of Special District in Florida

By  //  April 26, 2023

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ABOVE VIDEO: Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis discusses the ongoing rift between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Disney is suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after the state revoked its self-governing authority in a highly publicized feud over the company’s political activities.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Wednesday, alleging DeSantis led a “targeted campaign of government retaliation” against the company that violates Disney’s free speech rights.

“Disney regrets that it has come to this. But having exhausted efforts to seek a resolution, the Company is left with no choice but to file this lawsuit to protect its cast members, guests, and local development partners from a relentless campaign to weaponize government power against Disney in retaliation for expressing a political viewpoint unpopular with certain State officials,” the complaint states.