Disney lawsuit against DeSantis expanded after bill voiding land deals
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference at the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum in Titusville, May 1, 2023.
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Disney on Monday expanded its federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, accusing the Republican leader of doubling down on his “retribution campaign” against the company by signing legislation to void Disney’s development deals in Orlando.
Disney’s amended lawsuit also noted that Florida’s Republican-led legislature passed legislation last week targeting Walt Disney World’s monorail system.
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“Governor DeSantis and his allies have no apparent intent to moderate their retaliatory campaign any time soon,” Disney wrote in its additions to the civil complaint it filed in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee last month.
Disney alleges that DeSantis has waged a war of retaliation against the company after it publicly criticized the controversial Florida bill, dubbed “Don’t Say Gay” by critics, that limits discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms.
DeSantis’ office did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the amended complaint.
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