Longtime Club 33 member Joseph Cosgrove has reportedly settled a lawsuit he filed against Disney after they terminated his membership.
- According to the Press-Enterprise, Cosgrove had been a Club 33 member for decades until January 2015 when his membership was terminated.
- Cosgrove later filed suit against the company, claiming the event had led to “great mental, emotional, physical and nervous pain and suffering.”
- In 2015, Disneyland spokesperson Suzi Brown explained that the decision not to renew Cosgrove’s membership was due to him violating Club rules, saying the Cosgroves “repeatedly transferred and sold their membership privileges, which was a clear violation of membership.” Brown added, “We, unfortunately, were left with no other choice, in order to preserve the integrity of membership.”
- The lawsuit claimed that Cosgrove’s membership was “unilaterally, unceremoniously and abruptly terminated despite his 45 years of loyal Club Membership” and also said Cosgrove was “having his contractual and personal rights trammeled by a new generation of millennials trying to convert ‘Club 33’ into a billionaires’ exclusive domain.”
- The suit also argued that Cosgrove was “within the ambit of the protections provided by California’s financial elder abuse laws”
- A trial on the matter was set to begin this month, however the suit was dismissed after the two parties reportedly reached a settlement on May 10th.
- Janet Cosgrove told the Press-Enterprise that the couple was “on a gag order” about the case, but said they would not be returning to the park.
- Disneyland spokeswoman Liz Jaeger confirmed to the Press-Enterprise that “the case is resolved.”