Grandmother Arrested For CBD At Disney World Sues Company With Powerful Legal Team

Grandmother Arrested For CBD At Disney World Sues Company With Powerful Legal Team

A 70-year-old woman is suing the Walt Disney Company over her arrest at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida last year for possession of CBD oil, her attorneys announced on Wednesday. Hester Burkhalter, a grandmother who suffers from arthritis, was arrested after an off-duty sheriff’s deputy discovered the oil in her purse at a security checkpoint. Her detention was filmed and created headlines across the world. While the charges were subsequently dropped following a 12-hour stint in jail, she’s now seeking compensation from the massive entertainment conglomerate. She’s got a legal powerhouse behind her, too. Attorney Ben Crump will lead the case. He’s the same lawyer who’s worked on multiple high-profile cases, including the killings of unarmed black Americans such as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. And he’s currently representing the families of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, whose deaths at the hands of police ignited mass protests across the country this year. The situation “illustrates Disney World lacks two things: common sense and common decency in how they treat people,” Crump said during a press call on Wednesday. “It is entirely outrageous that Disney World would discriminate against people who have medical conditions that don’t respond to common pain relievers.” “It’s one thing for Disney to say because she had CBD, she was not allowed to come onto their property,” he said. “It is another thing entirely to have law enforcement arrest her and put her in jail for 12 hours after she told them the oil was recommended by…

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