SeaWorld exec admits he did not tell the truth about ‘Blackfish’

in Theme Parks News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – A former SeaWorld executive admitted under oath that he did not tell the public the truth about how the documentary “Blackfish” was impacting the company, newly released court records show.

Fred Jacobs, SeaWorld’s former vice president of communications, was deposed as part of a class action lawsuit filed against the company by some shareholders.   

The investors claim SeaWorld executives misled them about how the film was hurting theme park attendance and revenue.

“Blackfish,” a documentary critical of keeping killer whales in captivity, was released to theaters in July 2013.