Disney is suing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, alleging his administration waged a “focused marketing campaign of presidency retaliation” in opposition to the corporate’s “protected speech.” Within the lawsuit, Disney claims DeSantis “threatens Disney’s enterprise operations, jeopardizes its financial future within the area, and violates its constitutional rights.”
“Disney regrets that it has come to this,” the lawsuit states. “However having exhausted efforts to hunt a decision, the Firm is left with no selection however to file this lawsuit to guard its solid members, visitors, and native growth companions from a relentless marketing campaign to weaponize authorities energy in opposition to Disney in retaliation for expressing a political viewpoint unpopular with sure State officers.”
That is the newest growth in an ongoing feud between Disney and DeSantis after the corporate pushed again in opposition to the governor’s “Don’t Say Homosexual” legislation, which bars public faculty lecturers from speaking about sexual orientation. Earlier this month, DeSantis ordered an investigation into whether Walt Disney World’s particular district broke the legislation by approving a brand new algorithm that goes in opposition to DeSantis’ proposed takeover.