A New York man who was arrested for getting into an altercation with a Walt Disney World worker just moments before he planned to propose to his fiance is suing the theme park resort, claiming he never touched the employee.

Marc Rubin filed the lawsuit last month in state court in Orlando, Florida, alleging false arrest.

The lawsuit says Rubin was scouting out a location in front of Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom to propose to his future wife three years ago. A Disney employee asked him to move back from the parade route.

Rubin said he chose an area he wanted to use to propose when a Disney employee, Nicole Guzman-Ortiz, 24, asked him to move. The lawsuit says Rubin refused to move, there was an argument, and Guzman-Ortiz accused him of grabbing the back of her shirt and the front of her shirt collar.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Disney worker told deputies that Rubin screamed and grabbed her, something he denies.

Rubin pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was fined $100 plus court costs.

Rubin insists he never touched Guzman-Ortiz and is suing Disney for more than $15,000 in damages for what he says was negligence and false arrest.

“The safety of the people who work in and visit our parks is very important to us. We will respond to the allegations as appropriate in court,” a Disney spokesperson said.

Source: The Associated Press

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