Grandma Sues Disney World over CBD Oil Arrest

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A grandmother is currently suing Disney after her arrest for having CBD oil in her bag. Her lawsuit is in regards to a 2019 incident at Walt Disney World Resort.

Hester Burkhalter was visiting Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida in 2019. Burkhalter had her two adopted children with her at the time. She claims police officers were called on her after a security worker at the park discovered CBD oil in her bag during an inspection before entering the park. The incident took place at the Ticket Transportation Center.

The woman goes on to detail the traumatizing event in her lawsuit, alleging she was handcuffed in front of her 8- and 10-year-old children and taken to the jail where she claims she was forced to strip for a cavity search. Burkhalter, who has five adult children in addition to the two adopted kids, also said she had a panic attack while in police custody and vomited.

“It was the most humiliating day of my life,” Burkhalter said Wednesday, the outlet reported.

Burkhalter was later released and the charges against her dropped. Now, the woman is suing for more than $18 million in damages. Her suit claims assault and battery, false arrest and imprisonment, and emotional distress.

Source: Click Orlando


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Kevin Koszola