Teamsters site suggests Tigger pardoned

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

 
Correction — January 12, 2007
 
This article has since been proven factually incorrect. The site actually indicates that Fedelem filed a grievance against Walt Disney World, and the issue was settled, rather than the guests in question filing a grievance against Fedelem. Wikinews apologises for this error.
 


The "grievance" against a Teamsters Union Local 385 person named "Michael Fedelem", "was resolved prior to Step 3." It is presumed, but not known, if this website mention relates to the employee who played Tigger at Walt Disney World, as he is mentioned on the "Character Team" page of the website.

Teamsters representative Donna Lyne Dalton had previously stated that the teen had been "agitating" the actor in costume, according to Feledem, cutting off the air supply to the costume. The actor swatted his arms and claimed to have no intention to hit the boy due to the lack of peripheral vision.

On Sunday, video broke internationally of Fedelem as Tigger, hitting teen Jerry Monaco Jr. in the head. The New Hampshire tourist and his father both claim the hit was unprovoked.

"Nuh, no provokin' at all, ya know, it was all out of the blue." Junior told FOX News.

Monaco Sr. commented, "At first I'm upset with my son. I'm like, Jerry don't, ya'know ... but then I review it, I mean it's pretty clear, for no reason, he just clocked him in the face."

A full version of the video was released on YouTube yesterday. In the footage before Tigger's punch, Monaco Sr. taunts Tigger, saying "Aw, too much? Heh... I was on your head."


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