Disney cruise ship entertainer arrested on sex battery charge

Andrew Pogson, Orange County Jail booking photo

ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) — A Disney cruise ship entertainer is out of a job after a woman accused him of sexual battery and he was arrested.

According to police, the victim met 39-year-old cruise ship entertainer Andrew Pogson, better known by his stage name “Freddy Fusion” on a Disney cruise six months ago.

They became friends. When he invited her to join him on another cruise setting sail this week, she readily accepted and agreed to stay with him over the weekend at a hotel near the Orlando International Airport prior to leaving on the cruise.

Pogson’s accuser told police that she agreed to stay with him at the hotel, but only as friends. She told Pogson that she was not interested in a romantic relationship after a day of drinking at Epcot on Saturday.

That night, she said that she and Pogson ordered room service and she fell asleep. She told police she awoke to find Pogson on top of her, having sex with her without her consent.

Investigators say that made the victim, who appeared to be intoxicated, hysterical and angry and when Pogson tried to approach her, she punched him in the face twice.

Pogson, a Canadian National was arrested on a charge of sexual battery. He is being held on $20,000 bond.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Disney suspended its contract with Pogson, pending the outcome of the case.

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