May 14, 2011 |
Does this duck look like a pervert to you? He does to April Magolon, the Upper Darby mother who sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, claiming that she suffers from nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder and "acute anxiety" after a Disneyworld employee dressed as Donald Duck grabbed one of her breasts three years ago. Disney settled the suit this week in Philadelphia federal court. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in court filings. Magolon, 28, claimed that the pantsless cartoon character "molested her" during a March 2008 vacation, "then made gestures making a joke indicating he had done something wrong," according to the suit, which sought in excess of $50,000 in compensation, plus punitive damages.
August 31, 1988 |
I've been working my own angle on the Dan Quayle story. I realized almost from the start that the question the Bush campaign's interrogators ought to have asked Quayle was not who helped him avoid the war or how he got into law school or if he padded his resume or whether he thinks that a C average ought to be a requirement for the vice presidency. They should have asked him what "Dan" was short for. Then they might have discovered that a political party with a serious need to blunt the privilege issue was considering for vice president someone named J. Danforth Quayle - the name of the rich and pompous banker in old Donald Duck comics.
August 12, 2010 |
THIS MIGHT sound Goofy, but a Delaware County mother suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts claims that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and about a dozen other "permanent" maladies because Donald Duck grabbed her breasts two years ago at Epcot Center. April Magolon, 27, of Upper Darby, states in her lawsuit that a Disney employee dressed in a Donald Duck costume touched one of her breasts and continued to "molest her" when she approached him for an autograph in May 2008, while she held her child.
January 4, 2011 |
A Delaware County woman who claims she was groped by Donald Duck at a Disney theme park may proceed with her case in federal court, a U.S. district judge has ruled. April Magolon, 27, was vacationing at Walt Disney World in May 2008 with her fiancé and young children. With a child in her arms, she approached a cast member dressed as the notoriously feisty fowl and asked for an autograph. Magolon, of Upper Darby, claims the man in the duck suit grabbed her breast, molested her, "and then made gestures making a joke indicating he had done something wrong.
November 19, 1992 |
When Jules T. Katz of Old City received his voter registration card in the mail last month, he must have known immediately that something was fishy down at the Board of Elections. The document, his entitlement to vote in the Nov. 3 election, described Jules as 5-foot-1 (wrong), brown-haired (wrong again) and 37 years old (strike three). It even said he was a female. (I beg your pardon!) But the craziest part was the box indicating that Jules would not require assistance in the voting booth.
December 22, 1992 |
If you're planning a party for your 12-year-old child, my main piece of advice is: Allow plenty of time for the CAT scan. I learned this important parenting lesson recently when my son, Rob, decided he wanted to celebrate his 12th birthday by holding a dance party. So we rented a hall used for exercise classes and hired a disc jockey. ("I won't play anything with dirty words," the disc jockey assured us. "Unless of course you want me to. ") Our plan was to decorate the hall with crepe streamers and helium-filled balloons, so several hours before the party, we went to a store that rented helium tanks.
August 12, 2016 |
Willow, 2, was a "warrior" who loved Donald Duck. Her sister, Liana, 8, was "witty, sassy," and the family prankster. Mark Jr., 5, "approved of hugs, but kisses were out. " As those descriptions emerged Wednesday of the three siblings shot and killed alongside their parents in the living room of their home in Sinking Spring, Pa., on Saturday, investigators signaled that their work was nearing an end. Berks County officials did not disclose details...
June 13, 2012
THIS ISN'T the first time the Phanatic's been accused of being too fanatical. In 2010 the Daily News found he'd been sued at least three other times in the previous decade, once for hugging someone too hard. One woman attending a Reading Phillies game with her church group claimed he sat on her legs, making her arthritis act up and leading to a knee replacement, a lawsuit alleged. The resolutions of the lawsuits could not be determined Tuesday. Nor is he the only mascot sued.
September 21, 1990 |
Though fall is traditionally the season of adult pictures, new and re- released animated movies should please cartoon lovers. Fantasia. Disney marks the 50th anniversary of its landmark animated movie with this re-release of a fully restored version, based on the original negative. The restored print preserves the work of the Philadelphia Orchestra under conductor Leopold Stokowski. The Rescuers Down Under. A new Disney movie, featuring the voices of Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor as two mice who travel to Australia to help a boy save an endangered bird.
September 24, 1992 |
Meet Jam Quacky. He's a dredlocked duck who lives to rap. His girl, a feline hottie named Carlita, is into rhythm and blues. His homeboys are Hairball, a Mexican cat, and the nerdy-by-nature Eugene, also of the duck persuasion. The posse attends Quackadelphia High. Their 'round the way escapades - rockin' the house, fending off gang-bangers, standing for right, dealing with drive-bys, getting unfairly harassed by the police - are chronicled in a quarterly comic book created by 29-year-old illustrator Reggie Byers.