On Wednesday afternoon, College sports broadcaster Allison Williams and producer Beth Faber are suing ESPN and its parent company, Disney, over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Williams and Faber filed a joint lawsuit in Connecticut, advancing 14 causes of action. They claim ESPN denied their religious exemptions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
Faber says that she was told “maybe God has led you to a new career, when God closes a door, he opens another,” when seeking an exemption.
The 83-page complaint states that Faber and Williams are seeking “compensatory damages, including but not limited to damages for emotional pain and suffering; awarding reputational damages; awarding Plaintiffs punitive damages; awarding Plaintiffs pre- and post-judgment interest; awarding Plaintiffs reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs; and awarding such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper.”
In August, Williams announced that she was joining Fox Sports. “I am beyond thrilled and so grateful to be joining FOX Sports’ coverage of College Football this fall,” Williams told OutKick.
ESPN has not yet responded to this lawsuit from Faber and Williams.
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