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Thursday January 19, 2012

Disney Employee Accused of Spanking Audience Member’s Butt

Disney Employee Accused of Spanking Audience Member’s Butt

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Kellie Rodriguez is suing the Disney Channel after she says a warm up comedian ahead of the live taping of the show “Good Luck Charlie” spanked her with his hands during an audience participation dance.

The mother of two claims that comedian Ron Pearson called her from the crowd to join in a dance to “YMCA”, the famous song by the Village People. She says that while dancing in front of her family and the rest of the audience, Pearson “started spanking [her] buttocks with his hands.”

ImageThe lawsuit states that on December 22, not only were Rodriguez’s children in the crowd, but her sister-in-law and three nieces were as well, and all witnessed her being spanked. She says Pearson would not stop until she actually turned around to move her rear end away from him.

She also said that when she went to leave, Pearson asked for a kiss on the cheek. Not wanting to spoil the fun everyone else was having, she agreed, but when she leaned in to kiss his cheek, he turned and she wound up kissing him on the mouth.

Rodriguez, says the event was not only humiliating, but also confusing to her children who later asked, “Why did that man kiss you?”

She is suing for unspecified damages, and says Disney “condoned, encouraged or ratified” Pearson’s behavior by hiring him.