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'General Hospital' actor sues ABC over vaccine mandate

Ingo Rademacher General Hospital
Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 17:24:47-05

Actor Ingo Rademacher, who appeared on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital" for nearly 25 years, has filed a lawsuit against the network over its vaccine mandate.

Rademacher left the show in November after refusing to comply with the mandate.

According to Variety, Rademacher, who played Jax on the show, was denied a religious exemption.

"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 complaint says, according to USA Today.

Rademacher has been outspoken against vaccine mandates. Prior to leaving the show, he posted on Instagram that he would "stand with you to fight for medical freedom."

ABC has not commented on the lawsuit.