Walt Disney Co. is suing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The Mickey Mouse company alleges DeSantis is threatening billions of dollars in business as retaliation for the company speaking against his policies.
“The Governor’s actions have harmed Disney’s reputation and goodwill, they have also harmed Disney’s business interests, including its ability to attract and retain employees, to secure financing, and to develop and operate its theme parks.” Disney Lawsuit Statement
The lawsuit seeks an injunction blocking DeSantis from enforcing the law against Disney and damages for the company’s losses. This lawsuit is likely to escalate the feud between Disney and DeSantis further, and it could have implications for other companies that speak out against government policies.