A former Disney Cast Member has been accused of filming up-skirt videos of female guests at the Walt Disney World Resort. The alleged perpetrator, Jorge Diaz Vega, 26, reportedly committed the crime more than 500 times over six years while working at the Orlando, Fla. theme park resort. Vega previously sold lightsabers at a Star Wars gift shop in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park.
The accusations are extremely concerning and have raised questions about the safety and security of guests at Disney theme parks. It is unacceptable for any employee to engage in such behavior, and Disney is responsible for ensuring that its guests feel safe and secure at all times.
According to Vega’s arrest affidavit obtained by CBS 58, Vega had “been taking videos up the dresses/skirts of unknown females in the Disney World theme parks for approximately six years.” The affidavit states that “the videos were of multiple females who all appeared to not know they were being video recorded.”
Vega reportedly told police that the violating action is his “guilty pleasure” and shared examples from his phone. Vega also told detectives that he took the videos “because it is hard to find them online, and they bring him sexual gratification.”
The employee was finally caught by a witness who saw him taking a video of an 18-year-old Disney World guest, who allegedly told security officers that she was not aware of what Vega was doing. This incident highlights the importance of bystanders and witnesses in helping to prevent crimes and hold perpetrators accountable.
Vega was arrested on March 31 and was later released from Orange County Jail on a $2,500 bail. It is unclear what action Disney has taken against Vega or whether he is still employed by the company. However, it is clear that more needs to be done to ensure the safety and security of guests at Disney theme parks.