ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World employees in Orlando who portray Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck have filed incident reports with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, claiming they were inappropriately touched by tourists.
This follows the arrest of a man in November who was accused of groping a Disney princess.
According to an incident report, a female employee in a Mickey Mouse costume was taken to the hospital with a neck strain on Dec, 4 after a grandmother patted the character's head. The employee told investigators she didn't believe the woman intentionally hurt her.
Another tourist was accused of groping an employee in a Minnie Mouse costume, and a woman in her 60s reached into Donald Duck's costume and groped an employee's chest.
According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, none of the people involved in the incidents have been charged.
"Everyone should feel safe at work, and we encourage Cast Members to come forward in any uncomfortable situation," said Disney spokesperson Andrea Finger in a statement to the Orlando Sentinel. "We provide multiple resources to protect our Cast Members’ well-being, including on-site law enforcement officers who respond, and are available to them, if needed."
WPTV and the Associated Press contributed to this report.