Rockmond Dunbar Sues Disney After Being Written Off “9-1-1” Over Vaccine Mandates
Written by B87FM on February 18, 2022
Entertainers have been subjected to strict COVID-19 mandates as manufacturing corporations and studios transfer ahead with filming. There was a time when Hollywood got here to a full cease throughout quarantine and now that issues as again to a brand new regular, there are rules in place to maintain units from turning into super-spreaders. Rockmond Dunbar, recognized for his roles on The Game and 9-1-1, is reportedly taking Disney to court docket as he accuses the corporate of racial discrimination.
In line with PEOPLE, Dunbar requested for a non secular exemption pertaining to the vaccine mandate as he didn’t wish to take the COVID vaccine.
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In paperwork reportedly filed earlier this week, the actor claimed that when different forged and crew members of 9-1-1 instructed Disney that they might not be vaccinated, their requests had been accommodated. Dunbar famous that “none sought a non secular exemption and none had been Black.” He additional claimed that after he submitted “paperwork looking for each a religious and a medical exemption,” producers made it clear that he would stay on the collection, nonetheless, his character was written off.
The lawsuit states, “The directors who work for [the studios] by no means took Mr. Dunbar’s requests for lodging severely… Defendants refused to consider Mr. Dunbar’s physician’s suggestion, they usually refused to interact with Mr. Dunbar in any significant interactive communication concerning his spiritual beliefs.”
Dunbar alleged that he was made to look like an anti-vaxxer, which broken his fame. In the meantime, 20th Tv issued a press release that mentioned productions “have carried out a compulsory vaccination affirmation course of” to “guarantee protected working environments.”
It’s unclear what damages Rockmond Dunbar is looking for presently.