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Ron DeSantis Calls on Disney to Drop Lawsuit, Asserts He’s ‘Moved On’

DeSantis Urges Disney To Drop Lawsuit Against Him

Amidst a legal battle between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and The Walt Disney Co., DeSantis is calling on Disney to withdraw its lawsuit against him. In a CNBC interview, DeSantis expressed that he has “moved on” from the ongoing feud, asserting that Disney should also let go of the legal proceedings. He further suggested that the lawsuit is unlikely to result in a favorable outcome for Disney.

Disney Files Lawsuit Against DeSantis Over First Amendment Allegations

Disney filed a lawsuit in April against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, alleging violations of their First Amendment rights. The dispute arose after DeSantis aimed to remove Disney’s control over a special district governing its Florida theme parks, reportedly in response to Disney’s opposition to a parental rights bill.

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The lawsuit presents instances where DeSantis specifically targeted the company, including legislative efforts. DeSantis insists that Disney has remained silent on social issues, but the clash continues as the legal battle unfolds.

DeSantis Incorporates Disney Feud into Presidential Campaign

Ron DeSantis, the Florida Governor, has integrated his clash with Disney into his presidential campaign, alleging that the company supports inappropriate content for young kids. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger dismissed this assertion as “preposterous.”

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The special district, established 50 years ago, granted Disney control over development, taxation, and bonding. DeSantis renamed it the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District and appointed new board directors.

Despite his cultural focus, DeSantis’s poll numbers have slipped compared to Donald Trump’s lead. Iger criticized DeSantis as “anti-business” and “anti-Florida,” but DeSantis noted his support for Disney’s Florida operations during the pandemic.