Buena Park, CA – Haunted houses and corn mazes can be a fun and exciting way to enjoy a fall evening or to celebrate Halloween. This was exactly what Wenjuan Luo, a Los Angeles native was expecting when she attended the events at Knotts Scary Farm in Buena Park last year. According to mynewsla.com, a lawsuit was filed in a Los Angeles Court by Wenjuan stating that she was inappropriately touched and verbally abused inside of a haunt at the park. The lawsuit is against the park and also mentions the park owners; Cedar Fair. The suit alleges assault, sexual battery, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment.
According to the article this all took place on October 26, 2013 in the second room of a maze haunt. One of the employees allegedly standing in a pool, grabbed the hand of the woman, and smacked it against a metal pole. The suit alleges he kept pressing against the hands and the wrist was injured. The employee was also accused of inappropriate language to the female that left her “shocked and humiliated”.
The suit also claims that in a separate room, another employee dressed in a diaper allegedly pressed up against Luo and asked “Do you want to play?”. Luo began crying and was able to escape the grasp of the employee by a witness. Luo is seeking unspecified damages. There has not been any response from the park or the company. Stay tuned to COASTER-net for more information as it becomes available.