Teamsters site suggests Tigger pardoned
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
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."
- "Character Team" — , January 10, 2007
- "Was Tigger Getting Screwed With by Father and Son? EXTRA VID". YouTube, Posted on January 9, 2007 by representativepress
- "Tigger: Teen Grabbed Costume, Cut Off Air Supply" — , January 7, 2007
- "Tigger Punching/hitting Kid at Disney World". YouTube, Posted on January 7, 2007 by jra81984