Published: March 1, 2006 at 5:32 AMThere are actions like this that "stir" the Central Florida community every day. Attaching Disney's name to it is completely for the purpose of selling newspapers and ad space. No hype of this nature occurs with every other crime in the area. You will find bad people everywhere. Even at Disney. It's not their fault.
Published: March 2, 2006 at 4:43 PMI've looked at other reports from different sources. The four men involved are part of Disney's International Program, French in ethnicity, likely working for the France pavilion at Epcot. I entertained the idea they might also be in training for work at Disneyland Paris, but I think that by now, DLP has their own CM training program. The investigation is still ongoing.
Mark Hollaman does make a point that the story could be journalistic hype--and that crime does occur on Disney property just as it does everywhere else. It's a kind of "dark Disney" facade that people sometimes portray the company in.
That said, it's still an inexcusable act. If there's anybody currently in the WDW College Program that could shed some light on the security situation at the dorms, it would certainly keep people from arriving at their own conclusions as to how safe employees are.
Published: March 3, 2006 at 12:45 PMAs the report states this was just another false rape allegation.
Investigators Clear Disney Employees Of Alleged Rape
POSTED: 9:07 pm EST March 2, 2006
UPDATED: 9:08 am EST March 3, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A woman who accused a group of young men in a Disney foreign employee program of rape appears to have been a willing participant, WESH NewsChannel 2 reported.
Orange County sheriff's investigators said that a videotape surfaced showing the woman having sex with at least four men at the Gables Commons Apartments.
The woman claimed she was walking home early Sunday morning when the men attacked her.
A source has told WESH NewsChannel 2 that one of the men involved in the incident apparently videotaped the encounter, which clearly showed the woman was an active participant.
No charges were filed in the case.