LOS ANGELES – When Disney announced their reboot of Lady and the Tramp, they had little idea a devout fan would sue the company for emotional distress.
“The classic animated tale was released in 1955. We felt there was an opportunity, with all the advances in technology, to revisit the story.”
Dierdre Ramsay of Louisville, Kentucky, however, had a different opinion.
“I saw the announcement in Variety, and I thought, no way. There has to be something I can do about this.”
Ms. Ramsay hired a lawyer and the two of them went to work. They filed suit against the company, citing emotional distress and trauma.
Ms. Ramsay’s attorney issued the following statement: “My client has the right to protest what these big money makers do and do not do to her childhood memories.”
The NO reached out to Disney for comment. They are still on hold.
by Dan Plighter