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Vt. parents suing Disney Cruise Line for $20M

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Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 11:36 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont couple is suing a Disney Cruise Line for $20 million, claiming their 3 year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by an older child.

According to court documents filed on Wednesday, the parents identified as Jane and John Doe allege the incident happened while on a seven-day cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy.

The family was on the cruise from January 4, 2020 through January 11, 2020. They say on January 9th, their daughter was assaulted by a “significantly older child,” who was a passenger on the cruise.

The 3 year-old was attending Disney’s Oceaneer Club (”Youth Club”) daycare facility at the time of the alleged assault.

The parents claim their daughter was “physically restrained” and wasn’t able to escape from being assaulted. They also claim Disney staff came into the room and “failed to recognize the sexual assault” and continued to say they “allowed the ongoing abuse.”

The complaints list five counts of negligence against the cruise line.

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