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The Happiest Corporation on Earth is looking a little nasty these days. A jury has ruled unanimously that the Walt Disney Company bullied an executive who was dying of AIDS into forfeiting millions of dollars in benefits, according to E! ONLINE.

Disney claimed that Robert Jahn, who died in 1994, willingly gave up $2.3 million in unpaid stock options, life insurance and deferred bonuses to avoid being fired for taking kickbacks. They said he confessed to his crime just before his death, but jurors didn’t believe that fairy tale. Lawyers for Jahn’s estate denied he ever swiped a dime, and said he was too sick to fight the corporate giant.

A US district judge will decide how much Disney should pay Jahn’s estate.

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