Disney `fondling' man clear.
The acquittal followed a three-day trial in Orlando during which the defence lawyer for Michael Chartrand donned a Tigger costume in an effort to show jurors how difficult it is to manoeuvre and see in the outfit.
Outside court, Chartrand, a 36-year-old from England who lost his fiancee and was suspended without pay after his arrest, said he would like his job back, but that the experience ``has ruined my dream to be a character''.
Jurors found Chartrand not guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation. He had faced up to 15 years in prison if convicted of fondling the girl while posing for a photo with her and her mother.
Defence lawyer Jeffrey Kaufman contended that the girl's mother was merely after money and planned to sue Disney.