Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Rockmond Dunbar Loses Vaccine Lawsuit

Back in February actor Rockmond Dunbar filed a lawsuit against Disney and 20th Century Fox after his character was written out of the hit TV show '911' because he refused to be vaccinated for COVID19 [click here if you missed that].

The courts have ruled against him...

A federal judge ruled that Dunbar’s dismissal from the drama series for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine can’t claim disparate impact because no other members of his Universal Wisdom church have been affected by the reason for his job loss. He had claimed a religious exemption, saying the firms discriminated against church members.
Disney and 20th still face 10 other claims that include racial and religious discrimination, breach of contract, and retaliation.
“He still cannot identify any other Universal Wisdom followers who have been adversely affected by Defendants’ vaccination policy,” reads the order from U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee.
Dunbar, who played Michael, the ex-husband of Angela Bassett’s character, on the drama series from its inception, was abruptly was written off in November. That came after he had requested a medical exemption and later a religious exemption from the Covid protocols on the show that require all actors to be vaccinated.