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Former vice president of Walt Disney Pictures and Television, Michael Laney, 73, has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison following a child sex abuse investigation.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Laney was sentenced on Friday to 81 months in prison after being found guilty for four counts of first-degree sexual abuse on May 7. In addition to Laney’s prison sentence, the former VP also has to register as a sex offender.
The attorney’s office said the Portland Police Bureau assumed the investigation after it was determined that the abuse had occurred in Portland beginning in approximately 2009. At the time, the victim was about 7 years old.
According to his website, Michael Laney after his tenure as a senior executive at Walt Disney Feature Animation, he then founded and led Warner Bros. Feature Animation as Senior Vice-President, building two animation studios that developed, produced and subsequently released three animated movies.
Executive Management Positions:
Senior Vice-President: Warner Bros. Feature Animation
Vice-President of Operations: Walt Disney Feature Animation
Office of the President, Vice-President, CFO: Dacor
President: Children’s Wonderland, Inc.
President: Cool Roof of California, Inc.
Vice-President, Controller: Ducommun, Inc.
Sr. Vice-President, COO and CFO: Monarch Mirror Door, Inc. (now part of Stanley Works)
Chief Financial Officer: Education Management Systems, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer: Opportunities for Learning, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer: The Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.
MBA, Management, University of California, Los Angeles
BS, cum laude, California State University, Northridge
Laney’s attorneys, Stephen Houze and Jacob Houze, on Thursday asked the court to postpone enforcing any part of his sentence that would send him into custody while Laney appealed part of the sentence. In a supporting statement, Jacob Houze said the claims against Laney were contradictory and inconsistent, and that there was no physical evidence.
“The character of the evidence is just stories, and the strength of those stories is exceedingly low,” Houze wrote in a statement.
Laney’s attorneys also cited some of Laney’s personal circumstances, noting that he is the caretaker for his wife, who has Parkinson’s disease.
“Sentencing Mr. Laney to any amount of incarceration, much less an actuarial true life sentence, disproportionately impacts him more than a defendant without those personal characteristics,” they said in a statement.
Laney’s wife’s doctor, Blain Crandell, submitted a letter on Laney’s behalf, saying his wife “could be expected to suffer serious consequences to her health and well-being” without an in-home caregiver, a role her husband had been filling.
In a response to Houze’s statement, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Charles Mickley called the claims “peculiarly offensive and insulting.”
I'd also like to point out that I could not find a single piece of this story on either Duckduckgo or Google search engines.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Flesh699
Hell, look at the new show Netflix is pimpin called "Cuties". It was revered as a winner at the Sunset Film Festival and one of the guys who was a owner of the Sunset Film Festival was just arrested for molesting children. Then take a gander at Jeffery Epstein debacle, how about Harvey Weinstein?
If BLM wants to burn something down worthwhile, how about Hollyweird?
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: JON666
MTV killed good music too.
But "Money For Nothing" is pretty good.
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
Where do paedophiles hang out? where children hang out.
How to attract children? open up a children's park.
Disney was a paedophile and Satanist and it looks like he left the business in capable paedophilia hands.