Sesame Place made headlines earlier this month after videos started circulating on social media seemingly showing several characters discriminating against black children at the park.
Now, a Baltimore family is suing the parent company, SeaWorld, seeking at least $25 million in damages.
The plaintiffs named in the lawsuit include a man and his five-year-old daughter. The family is alleging that four performers “Elmo, Ernie, Telly Monster and Abby Cadabby” refused to enagge with the young girl along with other children last month during a meet and greet.
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New video was also released. Check it out below:
The latest video comes after a viral video at the park began circulating earlier this month.
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“We want to punish Sea World because they know what happened was wrong and we’re sure that we are going to find that this was indeed a pattern that they were aware of, they just didn’t care,” attorney Mart Harris said. They are also asking others who may experienced the same to come forward.
Sesame Place responded to the backlash stating it’s taking action to review its practices to identify necessary changes. “We will review the lawsuit filed on behalf of Mr. Burns. We look forward to addressing that claim through the established legal process. We are committed to deliver an inclusive, equitable and entertaining experience for all our guests.”