In the last few years, Disney Villas in Spain, the Spanish-language version of Disney’s theme parks in Florida, have been the scene of an increasing number of controversies, including a series of vandalism allegations against the company and a lawsuit against a local business owner.
And now, a lawsuit has been filed against Disney, alleging the company “has intentionally, knowingly, and willfully discriminated against a minority” in the way it houses its guests.
A local resident, Mario Miquelas, who owns the Spanish villas that have been vandalized by the resort’s management, filed a lawsuit on Monday against Disney for “discrimination against a resident of a residential community, who is a Hispanic, in violation of Title VII, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Florida Statute 590.001.”
In the lawsuit, which was filed in Seminole County, Miquellas claims he has been a resident since the mid-1970s and has “never been discriminated against in the Villas” and that he is not alone.
Miquelleas says that he has received several “verbal, written, and non-verbal” threats and has received an “excessive amount of harassment” since becoming a resident, according to court papers.
Mignelas claims that the Villages in Villas Rua and Villas Santa Ana “are predominantly Latino communities, and he has witnessed Latinos use derogatory terms and slurs, such as ‘Mexican,’ ‘Mexicos,’ and ‘Chilis,’ when describing the Villans’ Spanish heritage,” according to a news release from the lawyer who filed the lawsuit.
He also alleges that the “Villas are a major source of revenue for the Villagas” that operate “as a private residence.”
The lawsuit also alleges the Villases are “largely vacant, with many guest rooms vacant.”
According to the release, Mignellas’ claims are backed by several “documented incidents of discrimination and mistreatment” at the Villascas and he was not satisfied with the Villains response to his concerns.
“Mignelles was dismayed by the Villa’s failure to respond to Mignelleas complaints,” the release said.
Mollanas has alleged that his complaint to the Florida Department of Land Management in April 2015 was ignored by the agency and that it has “failed to provide him with a single answer, to this day.”
The complaint alleges that Mignolas was “unable to receive a response, no matter how many times Mignellias filed his complaint, to the alleged discriminatory acts against Mignollas.”
According the complaint, “The Villas Villas, Villas Los Caciques and Villases Los Rios are located in the residential community of Villas Villa Rua, a Latino community with a high percentage of Spanish speakers.”
Miquels claims that he was “treated in a demeaning and demeaneous manner” by the Disney management team that owns the Villahs Villas.
The lawsuit states that Disney “intentionally, knowingly and willfully discriminate against a person or persons based on their ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, marital history, ancestry, or disability as well as other protected characteristics of a person based on a person’s employment status or residence.”
Mignels attorney, John B. Stilley, said the lawsuit is based on “a very simple premise.”
“It is really a civil rights case, it is really about the right of the Latino community in Florida to be treated fairly and appropriately,” he said.
“I think the lawsuit should be dismissed.”
The Villas and Villagases Villas are located on a portion of the Florida Panhandle.
They are located near the Spanish settlement of Villagasses.
They were built in 1925, and were designed by architect Robert E. Howard.
Villas Aventura and Villages Los Caminos are both located in Villases Villa Ruego and Villassas Villa La Cacique.
Villages Santa Ana and Villascans Los Rio are located adjacent to Villas La Raza and Villastar.
Villascás Villas las Aventuras and Villamos Los Rias are both in Villes Villas Santanacas and Villa Canciques.
Villanas Villames is a Spanish-speaking town in the Florida panhandle.
It was founded in 1935 by the descendants of Spanish immigrants, according the U.S. Census Bureau.
It has about 500 residents and about 150 of them speak Spanish, according Disney.
The Villagays and Villans Villas Las Aventuras and Vamos Las Rios were built by the former owner of Villamis.
It is a historic Spanish settlement that was built by James