An Australian actor who starred in one of America’s biggest serials is suing him after he was refused an exit from the show.
Former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher has sued ABC’s home network of soaps over his vaccine mandate.
The German-Australian actor, 50, pulled out of the long-running daytime drama in November after refusing to comply with ABC’s mandate general Hospital employees will be vaccinated against coronavirus according to multiple reports,
On Monday, lawyer John W. Documents were filed by Howard, which stated that Rademacher had applied for a religious exemption to the mandate, but was denied. He is also being represented by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
“I am entitled to a religious exemption against compulsory vaccination for COVID-19 on the basis of my deep and sincere moral belief that my body has been endowed by my Creator with natural processes to protect me and preserve its natural integrity.” Ethically cannot be violated. Administration of artificially created copies of genetic material, alien to nature and experimental,” the actor wrote in an email to Disney’s human resources team in October, according to the suit.
After the email, Rademacher said he had an interview with the human resources department, which was “curious,” as the lawsuit calls.
The lawsuit also alleges religious discrimination on the grounds that ABC is required to adhere to a religious exemption.
The actor also claimed that the vaccine mandate violated his right to privacy.
“This should not be a political issue,” the suit said.
“There’s no need for everyone to get a COVID-19 shot, even if the president demands it.”
Fox News has contacted Redmaker’s management and representation as well as ABC for comment.
Rademacher isn’t the only actor to have left the popular soap opera over the vaccine mandate. longtime star Steve Burton announced in November That he too would be kicked out of the show after refusing to vaccinate.
The actor also claimed in a statement made at the time that he had applied for “medical and religious exemptions”, but was denied.
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