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A Disney chairman who voiced his opposition for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ anti-grooming bill has been ousted from the company.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rice said that he saw the law as “a violation of fundamental human rights.”
Rice, who has worked at Disney since its acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2019, was “chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE) which creates original entertainment and news programming for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its cable and broadcast networks,” according to the Walt Disney Company’s website.
Variety describes Rice’s ousting as a “shockin turn of events.” Deadline reports that Dana Walden, the Charman of Entertainment will take over his position. “The move marks a high profile restructuring shift made by Disney CEO Bob Chapek, as he continues to put his mark on the studio post Bob Iger,” they write.
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