Former Disney Guest Drops False Imprisonment Lawsuit Against Disney Parks and Resorts

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Former Disney World guest, Marc Rubin, has a long history with Disney, and it’s all documented in court documents.

Back in 2015, Rubin was arrested for attacking a Disney Cast Member who asked him to move aside for a parade in the Magic Kingdom. In 2018, Rubin sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for more than $15,000 over the 2015 incident, claiming he was falsely accused of battery and wrongfully arrested, according to a lawsuit filed late last month.

As reported by the Orlando Sentinel this morning, Rubin has voluntarily dismissed his false imprisonment lawsuit against Walt Disney World.

In his suit dating back to 2018, Marc Rubin claims he was unlawfully detained by Walt Disney World security, and falsely accused of battery. As per the incident report from the Orange County Sheriff’s office, a Disney cast member said she had asked Rubin to step back 3 feet for the incoming parade. Rubin responded by screaming in her face, grabbing her shirt collar and threatening to punch her in the face, she told the authorities. He also claims that on the night he was arrested, he was going to propose to his fiance.

The suit claims Rubin was “willing to accommodate” Ortiz’ request to move, but asked for a “brief delay” so the rest of his group, who were minors, could return from a concession stand they had gone to — he said he didn’t want to lose sight of them. However, his request was denied by the park employee, despite “legitimate safety concerns.”

Shortly after the apparent altercation between Rubin and Ortiz, her manager came over to assist with the situation. At that time, Rubin reportedly became loud and aggressive toward him, as well, the arrest report states. While the manager didn’t witness Rubin grab Ortiz, he told police he witnessed Rubin’s “demeanor and arrogance.”

In his lawsuit, Rubin denied touching anyone and getting in anyone’s face. He claims his biggest fear was if he moved away from the area, he would be separated from his family who went to a concession stand, according to the suit. He also claims in the court documents that Disney World failed to provide surveillance video he said would have exonerated him and failed to conduct an internal investigation before reporting the incident to the sheriff’s office, among other claims.

Rubin said he “suffered an injury, resulting in pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, embarrassment and humiliation, loss of earnings, and loss of ability to earn money” as a result of his arrest.

Rubin pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was fined $100 plus court costs, according to records that the State Attorney’s Office released at the Orlando Sentinel’s request in 2018.

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