Disney Investor Sues Company: ‘Woke’ Agenda Created ‘Swift and Severe’ Financial Risk

A Disney investor has filed a lawsuit against the company for pushing its “woke” agenda, arguing that meddling in Florida’s politics created sudden financial losses when shares prices plunged in response.

The complaint was unsealed after it was filed in Delaware Chancery Court.

The lawsuit alleges that Disney’s response to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education act fostered a “far-reaching,” “swift and severe” financial risk for the company and its stakeholders, according to Bloomberg.

The Parental Rights in Education Act is misleadingly referred to by Democrats and left-leaning critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

However, it prohibits schools from teaching kindergarten through third-grade students about sexual orientation or gender identity and also forbids schools to restrict parents’ access to information about their children’s mental, emotional, or physical health.

The act was signed into law by Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis in March.

Disney investor Kenneth Simeone filed a 22-page lawsuit against Disney over the company’s political agenda.

Simeone is demanding that the company delivers its internal records regarding its objections to the Florida bill.

According to Simeone’s lawsuit, Disney’s criticism of the law created a significant financial risk to the company’s shareholders.

Despite DeSantis’s warnings to Disney not to publicly denounce the Parental Rights in Education bill, then-CEO Bob Chapek caved under pressure from angry “woke” employees who wanted the company to take a stand against the legislation.

Consequently, Chapek condemned the bill and promised the company would suspend all political donations.

Shortly after the bill was signed into law, DeSantis revoked Disney’s special municipal district, referred to as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which had been in place since 1967.

As a result, the media giant lost control over tax and infrastructure decisions on its Florida amusement park property, the suit claimed.

“The financial repercussions from Disney’s actions, and resulting harm to the company and its stockholders, have been swift and severe,” Simeone alleged.

Bloomberg reported that Simeone’s lawsuit is a “books and records” action that requests documents that can be used to bring legal action against Disney directors responsible for speaking out against the law.

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The news outlet reported that Delaware judges often grant such requests.

In November, Chapek was removed from his position and replaced by predecessor and longtime Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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