Ingo Rademacher claimed that the application he submitted for religious exemption was denied by ABC a Disney-owned Network.
He left his leading role on General Hospital when he refused to comply with the vaccine mandate. Documents filed by attorney John W. Howard on behalf of Rademacher on Monday stated that he applied for a religious exemption to the mandate but was denied. He is also being represented by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
He played Jasper “Jax” Jacks for almost 25 years before his termination in November.
“Questioning the sincerity of one’s religious beliefs in order to deny a request for an exemption to the Covid Vaccine Mandate constitutes religious discrimination and violates federal and state civil rights laws,” the suit declares.
“I am entitled to a religious exemption against mandatory vaccination for Covid-19 on the basis of my deeply and sincerely held moral belief that my body is endowed by my creator with natural processes to protect me and that its natural integrity cannot ethically be violated by the administration of artificially created copies of genetic material, foreign to nature and experimental,” he wrote in October when requesting a religious exemption, according to a copy of the email included in the filing.
In the complaint filed with the Los Angeles Superior court, he is requesting a jury trial. He’s accusing ABC of forcing “medical treatment to its employees against their will. “
“ABC’s actions are blatantly unlawful,” reads the complaint. The court documents claim the network “does not have authority to force a medical treatment to its employees against their will… These actions constitute religious discrimination and violate Mr. Rademacher’s rights under state and federal law.”
He’s not the only General Hospital star to exit the show.
Steve Burton confirmed on November 23 that he had also been fired from General Hospital for not complying with the vaccine mandate.
“General Hospital” star Steve Burton confirmed he has been ousted from his longtime gig after he did not comply with production’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
“I wanted you to hear it from me personally,” he said on Instagram, before explaining his stance on the topic as a whole. “Unfortunately, ‘General Hospital’ has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions, and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts. But this is also about personal freedom to me.”
Burton tested positive for Covid in August believing he was exposed on set.
He has maintained that he doesn’t agree with ABC’s choice to implement the vaccine mandate when other networks haven’t taken the steps to mandate the vaccine and are relying on social distancing.
“I don’t think people should lose their livelihood over this, but with that being said, you know me — I’ll always be grateful for my time at ‘General Hospital.’ I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I’ll always be grateful, and I believe that when one door closes, multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective,” Burton continued.
“So, I am excited to see what the future brings, and maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan, and that would be an honor — and if not, I’m going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful,” he pressed.
Burton joined the long-running show in 1992 and filmed his last episode on October 27.
We stand firmly behind both actors and their right to medical freedom. It’s not the government’s job or their right to mandate what we inject into our bodies.
Another Disney employee who has been in the rumor mill for leaving the company, specifically the MCU, is Letitia Wright. While it’s confirmed she will finish Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever there is no mention on what is to come once filming wraps.