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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

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Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

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Judge Awards $8,000 To A Man Who Got Stuck On Disney's 'Small World' Ride

Mar 27, 2013
Originally published on March 27, 2013 7:29 pm

Jose Martinez won one for a lot of people today: A federal judge awarded the California man $8,000 in damages from Disneyland, after he had to sit in the "goodbye room"of the "It's A Small World" ride for 30 minutes, while park officials repaired it.

The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to Martinez's lawyer David Geffen, a Santa Ana attorney. The paper reports:

"Disneyland employees evacuated other riders but had no way to help Martinez, who is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair, Geffen said.

"Martinez suffers from panic attacks and high blood pressure, both of which became an issue as he sat in the boat, the 'Small World' song playing over and over and over, Geffen said.

"'He was half in the cave of the ride and half out,' Geffen said. 'The music was blaring. They couldn't get it to go off.'"

According to The Orange County Register, U.S. District Judge James Selna said Disney should've given "adequate warning" that a disabled guest could be stranded on the ride, a situation the theme park had foreseen in an operating manual. The paper reports Disney said it "provided all appropriate assistance to Mr. and Mrs. Martinez when the ride temporarily stopped and is disappointed that the court did not fully agree."

Our friends at KPCC have more. We'll leave you with a video that shows the "small world" ride. To be clear, you cannot sue us if the song gets stuck in your head:

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