Fired ‘General Hospital’ star on lawsuit against ABC: If we can’t choose, the government owns you

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Ingo Rademacher, an actor on ABC’s “General Hospital,” has filed a lawsuit against his now-former employer in the wake of his termination from the network for not abiding by their COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

Rademacher, who played Jasper “Jax” Jacks on the soap for nearly 25 years, sought a religious exemption from the mandate which was summarily rejected by ABC. He was subsequently written out of the soap opera, with the last episode featuring him airing on Nov 11, according to Variety.

“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,” Rademacher wrote in an Oct. 11 email to the human resources department at Disney, the parent company of ABC.

The suit was filed on Wednesday by attorneys John W. Howard and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on behalf of Rademacher. It argues that Rademacher’s religious exemption should be honored by ABC, and that questioning the actor’s sincerely-held beliefs is unconstitutional and amounts to religious discrimination.

Following his email, Rademacher said he had a sit-down with Disney’s HR which he described as “more akin to cross-examination.”

The actor also claimed the mandate violated his right to privacy.

“This should not be a political issue,” the suit states. “There is no need for everybody to get the COVID-19 shot, even if the president demands it.”

Steve Burton, another “General Hospital” star confirmed that he, too, was fired from the show for defying the vaccine mandate. Burton had likewise applied for “medical and religious exemptions” but was denied by the network.

On Wednesday, Rademacher joined Tucker Carlson as his guest on “Tucker Carlson Today,” a supplemental interview show to Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

He told the host he was certain a mandate would make its way to ABC after executives at the Walt Disney Company implemented a vaccine requirement for all employees at its amusement parks in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

“To me, it’s staying healthy and dying healthy as well,” Rademacher said. “Being injected with something like this COVID vaccine – personally, I don’t think I need it, and I think I should be able to make that choice.”

The 50-year-old actor spoke of the importance of body autonomy in the face of top-down government control, saying “If we don’t choose what to put in our bodies, we don’t own our body. The government owns you,” he said. “It’s so frustrating.”

The Biden regime is facing increased resistance and losses in court in their attempts to force businesses to impose mandates on their employees. While, at this point, a federally-imposed vaccine mandate amounts to merely a strong suggestion, many businesses are moving forward on their own, and they will likely end up being the defendants in thousands of lawsuits if the mandates are struck down altogether.

Many applauded the actor’s stand against Disney and vaccine mandates in general on Twitter:


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