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Disney cancels Suzy Favor Hamilton appearance due to escort story

Dec 21, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT

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As we told you on Thursday, former Olympic middle distance runner Suzy Favor Hamilton admitted to a reporter that she had worked as a high-priced escort in Las Vegas for the past year. Hamilton, who has battled depression and other health problems over the years, says that her choice “was a huge mistake,” and now it appears that one of the companies with whom she has a promotional deal agrees.

The Orange County Register:

Disney canceled an appearance by a three-time Olympian at an upcoming Disneyland event after she revealed that she has been living a double life as a prostitute.

A day earlier, Disney issued a news release stating that Favor Hamilton was scheduled to speak at an August 2013 expo during the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend. On Thursday, the news release on Disney’s website no longer included Favor Hamilton’s appearance.

Bob Hitchcock, a spokesman for runDisney, which runs the company’s races, said Favor Hamilton is no longer scheduled for future Disney events.

Favor Hamilton participated in the Princess Half Marathon event at Florida’s Walt Disney World in February.

Corporations have the right to do this, of course, and who am I to tell Mickey and Pluto how to run their business? But can we all now just leave the woman alone and let her pick up the pieces of her life? In four days we’re celebrating the birthday of a guy who would have looked upon her with a lot more compassion than judgment.

  1. cur68 - Dec 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    No one is as bad as the worse thing they’ve ever done. Frankly, on the scale of human sin, this is pretty light stuff. Good luck to her.

  2. skids003 - Dec 24, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    With all the other groups Disney is tolerant to, I’m surprised at this.

  3. Glenn - Dec 24, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Disney is a hypocritical devil.

  4. sdsockers - Dec 25, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Well, they WANTED to hire her, but they didn’t want to pay $600 per hour.

  5. svenerlandson - Dec 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

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  6. kori656 - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    they have taken the right decision at the right time