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Ingo Rademacher Loses Legal Battle with ABC Over ‘General Hospital’ Firing and Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

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Former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jasper Jacks) has lost his lawsuit against ABC.  Rademacher went after the network over his dismissal from the soap opera after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine policy.

Rademacher, who has publicly vocal about his firing from the long-running daytime drama series, sued Disney/ABC back in December of 2021.

In an order granting summary judgment, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Goorvitch sided with ABC, which said that Rademacher’s opposition to the vaccine was grounded in health reasons rather than his religious beliefs.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Judge Goorvitch had taken on dueling motions under submission after an April 5th hearing, and this Monday June 5th, issued a brief order granting ABC/Disney’s but denying Rademachers.  Thus far, Goorvitch has not issued a more detailed account of his ruling.

In his lawsuit, Ingo said the network didn’t have the authority to force the vaccine on its employees and that he was unfairly denied a religious exemption.  Throughout his claim, Rademacher cited: medical condition and religious discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and violations of right to privacy.

Previously, ABC argued that Rademacher’s opposition to getting the vaccine was due to health or efficacy concerns, rather than his religious beliefs.

As part of the dispute, Ingo shared excerpts from the book Revelations of Ramala. It was then that ABC questioned the sincerity of his understanding of the context and the importance of the book to him, since he also said that he last read it 30 years ago and no longer possessed a copy.

One notable and intriguing court case element, Rademacher’s legal representation included Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who has been ‘anti-vaccine’ and who a few months ago, announced his bid for the 2024 Presidential race.

So, what do you think about ABC defeating Ingo Rademacher in his lawsuit involving his firing from GH, and the Covid-19 vaccine mandate? Comment below.
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Tho I like the actor , he was given the chance to comply like everyone, he still can’t seem to understand, the risk he put others at by not getting the vaccine

None, actually. The vaccination did not keep anyone from spreading Covid.

It kept one from catching it though. Putting a Dr in front of your name on here doesn’t make you a dr!!!

Not true either.

Helen – Putting a Dr in front of your name DOES NOT make you a MEDICAL DOCTOR! It also means that you have a PhD in Chemistry etc.

It did if it kept you from getting Covid in the first place. I’m pretty sure you can’t spread it if you don’t have it.

Liberal California–does not surprise me. He should not have been fired.

Glad he was canned, glad he lost and glad he won’t return.

Your opinion.. I loved Jax on GH… everyone should be able to make their on decisions about what goes in their body!!

@Joyce – Agreed. He made the decision that was best for him. ABC/Disney didn’t tie him down and vaccinate him.

Joyce – the others actors on the set each had/have the right not to work with with someone who is not vaccinated.

Yes, unless it puts others and their loved ones at risk. By not having a vaccine mandate given the close proximity his coworkers would’ve been to him, you are asking them all to accept the risk without THEIR consent. This is the part people keep missing. If they refuse to work with him unless he’s vaccinated, that makes production grind to a halt. It’s not practical to have him working and it makes him a disruption to production. That IS a fireable offense. Any way you slice it, he loses that court battle.

It was time for the character to go, so regardless of your jaded comment, he should’ve been gone either way.

Clearly you don’t understand how the law works. This isn’t a political issue; it’s a contract issue. No need to bring your politics into it. I have my beliefs, you have yours. But neither of us are contract lawyers (though I am a lawyer and knew he’d lose)

Ingo was TOLD that a condition of him returning to the set of GH is to be vaccinated. He decided not to do he was fired.

Karma is a bitch.

Ingo please go away now, you are a sob. Good riddance.

I think abc over stepped. This was/is not a communist country.Your employer should not have the right to tell you what medical procedures you must have to work.Why do we have HIPAA laws if they’re not going to be enforced?

Please research what HIPAA protects. Nothing to do with things here. And your employer absolutely does NOT have the ability to force you do have any medical procedure. But Disney/ABC decided that it was in the best interest of all its employees to mandate this. He chose not to participate. His choice. It’s how the law works. Nothing to do with communism. And nothing to do with HIPAA. FYI: HIPAA prevents a medical professional from sharing your personal medical information. Period. ABC 1) is not sharing medical info and 2) is not IR’s medical professional.

Even though we’re talking ABC, I feel I should insert NBC’s “The More You Know” logo.

have not missed him at all

It was his choice to refuse the vaccine, but it was also ABC’s right to can him due to the danger he posed to the rest of the cast and to the crew. It was not his right to insist that he continue mingling with them when unprotected from an extremely dangerous virus. Glad he’s gone.

Couldn’t follow work rule & got fired. Case closed.

I don’t think the Government or anyone else should be able to fire someone for not getting the JAB!! My husband and I both got two of the JABS.. both have had heart problems since the JAB!! My husband now has a pacemaker/defibrillator and I had to have a heart ablation for A/FIB.. really wish we had chosen NOT to get the JABS!!!

sorry but the character is not missed, I wish he would send for Joslyn and get her gone too.

Worst actor ever, he only sued ABC because he knows literally NO OTHER show will ever hire such a bad actor, time for a new career, Ingo!

80% of the actors on the show are horrible. Ingo was pretty and that is all he needed to be. He was an average actor. No worse than Bug Eyed Watros.

It is what it is. Didn’t expect him to win. Did not agree with people losing their jobs over choosing not to vaccinate, but there are strong opinions on each side.

I’m surprised at the rudeness of some people posting here.

It is called lack of sympathy for Ingo. He WAS bluntly told by ABC, his employer, in accordance with California that the Covid vaccine is a requirement for him to be allowed back on the GH set.

Ingo chose otherwise and ABC said goodbye. His right to refuse the vaccine does give Ingo the right to endanger the health of others.

I’m glad he lost. Vaccine mandates were very important at that time. I had to follow my employers mandate, why shouldn’t he?

He needs to Appel the decision.

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Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

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LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

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Nicholas Chavez Speaks Out on the Death of Friend and Former GH Castmate Johnny Wactor: “I’m Beside Myself with Sadness”

It has been another rough go for the General Hospital family following the news surrounding the shooting that killed beloved former cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) over the weekend.

Since that time, there has been an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness, and remembrances for the actor who died at 37-years-old.  Many of Johnny’s castmates have spoken out about the loss and shared heartbreaking tributes.

Now, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer Cassadine) who is soon-to-be-seen in Ryan Murphy’s limited series on Netflix, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, has also shared his sentiments. With heartfelt words, along with a photo of himself and Johnny, and another former GH co-star, Marcus Coloma (ex-Nikolas), Chavez explained the difficulty he is having processing Johnny’s death and the unbreakable bond they shared.

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Nick began, “Johnny — I’m beside myself with sadness. The last time I saw you, we ran into each other by accident in Los Angeles. When we recognized each other your face lit up and you ran essentially across the room to give me a big and tight hug. You were a strong and kind person”

He went on to say, these heartfelt words to Johnny, “You were a phenomenal friend and you always made me feel welcomed and loved. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been a part of your life and I’m praying for you and your family. I will miss you very much.”

Johnny Wactor run on GH lasted from 2020-2022, while Nicholas Chavez appeared from 2021 till early in 2024.

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