Did Disney Just Hold a ‘Super-Spreader’ Event? Is That Even Still a Thing? (Exclusive)

As many as 25 people have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the gathering at L.A.’s Sunset Towers. Are the parties over — again?

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Ben Svetkey

Benjamin Svetkey

Veteran entertainment journalist Benjamin Svetkey shoots the breeze, raises a brow and sometimes wags a finger in his ruminations on the latest Hollywood news and controversies.

It was, in many ways, a totally typical Hollywood party — if, that is, this was 2019. 

According to more than one guest who attended Disney’s April 27 bash — a coming out of sorts for Ayo Davis, the new head of Disney Branded Television — the gathering was “a mad scene,” with some 350 mostly maskless content creators, agents and other revelers jammed inside Los Angeles’ Sunset Towers like a tin of exceptionally well-groomed sardines.