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Ingo Rademacher Sues ABC Over Vaccine Mandate

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Former General Hospital cast member, Ingo Rademacher is once again making headlines.  The fired actor, who had played Jasper Jacks aka Jax, on the ABC soap opera, is now suing ABC over its Covid-19 vaccine mandate.  Ingo was terminated from GH after failing to comply with its mandate.

According to TMZ, Rademacher filed documents in Los Angeles Court on Monday, saying he was terminated in early November for refusing to get a vaccination shot, which he calls a violation of his right to privacy under the California Constitution.

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Carol
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Carol

Oh, dear. Seeing as the Supreme Court decided in 1905 – yes, 1905 – that vaccine mandates were constitutional, and that this week the current Supreme Court declined to overturn a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in New York State for religious reasons, this is going nowhere. Just a headline-grabbing move.

Betsey Wadley
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Betsey Wadley

When are people going to realize it’s a shot NOT a vaccine. How many vaccines have you taken in your life that you have to keep taking over and over and over? NONE. Calling it a vaccine is just blurring the lines. If the media would post a study on natural immunity vs the shot, I think the country would be shocked.

anne
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anne

Betsy-MEDICAL definition of a vaccine is biological preparation used to stimulate body’s immune response against a disease. MEDICAL definition of a shot- hypodermic injection. GET THE MESSAGE?

Julie Novick
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Julie Novick

“Vaccine = a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.
“every year the flu vaccine is modified to deal with new strains of the virus””

“Shot = an injection of a drug or vaccine.”

The shot is the means by which the vaccine enters your body.

You are very misinformed.

JJ
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JJ

Thank you for a dose of intelligence on here!

anne
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anne

JJ- you and I have a very different idea as to what a dose of intelligence is.

Kiki
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Kiki

We get a flu shot/vaccine each and every year. Children get booster shots after their initial vaccine shots. It’s normal and it’s how it works.

G Miles
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G Miles

Hospital workers can not keep up with Covid admissions due to unvaccinated people dying. They have no natural immunity! You were fed lies by tv and radio news people! You he vaccines are working so get one! Signed an RN of 23 years!!

Satan
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Satan

Religious exemption?? Well, I never knew Ingo was especially a religious guy, but I’ll take his word for that I guess. Which particular religion is he claiming?? Because for the record, I seem to recall Pope Frank and many recognized leaders of the Protestants, Mormons, Jews, and Muslims all speaking favorably of the vaccine. Some even literally calling it a “godsend”. Same with the Buddhists & the Hindus, from what I recall. If Ingo’s claiming to be a Satanist, that would certainly be news to me, but if he is…. just get the damned shot already. So that pretty much… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

He’s about as religious as The Flying Nun. Wait; was she religious? I read an interview with him from a few years ago when he said he wasn’t necessarily against vaccines; just wouldn’t want to give them to an infant. Something to that effect. Now he’s all about conspiracy theories and “freedom” to infect others. I think he was also anti-mask because that, too, is about being “controlled.” Which of course didn’t stop his wife from making them and him promoting them; they’re still selling on their website. I see a future cult leader in the Senate… And, yes, he’s… Read more »

Giovanni
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Giovanni

Christian scientists don’t believe in human science and medicine. I understand Steve Burton is a Christian scientist, but if it didn’t work for him… Good luck trying to go up against Disney…

Rosi
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Rosi

That’s what I think he’s going up against Disney… does he not realize Disney owns ABC?
He won’t get very far with this lawsuit

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I agree with you 100 percent

Que4u
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Que4u

Steve tried medical and religious exemptions I’m thinking that when the pope says ok get vaccinated the religious exemption is kinda put the window… funny how everyone else pm staff at abc Disney had no problem following the rules…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

If Rademacher is truly concerned about his “right to privacy,” may I suggest he crawl under a rock somewhere? Please note: I am not mandating this — I know how much he hates mandates. And what gall: to trot out the tiresome standby, “religious exemption.”

Que4u
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Que4u

Love this!!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you, Que4u!

Andre
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Andre

I have a better suggestion, he can take his sorry behind back to Australia and never come back if he is being controlled.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Andre, I definitely like your idea!

Phil
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Phil

Ingo is a man child plain and simple! Boohoo I have to get vaccinated or lose my job! Give me a break. Hope you aren’t wearing your seatbelt because that’s a mandate as well

Michael
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Michael

The 10 commandments tell you to love your neighbor as yourself and getting vaccinated is the way to do that so this religious exemption excuse is a bunch of crap.

Kiki
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Kiki

❤️

Lou Ann Pugliese
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Lou Ann Pugliese

He is very misguided. I hope his children do not contract the virus due to his idiosy.

Jansky
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Jansky

Good for you Ingo, sued the pants out of them!!! It’s your body, it’s your choice!!! I can’t even watch soap opera’s without them playing the political card!! I’m so done with GH!!

Michaela
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Michaela

Agree

Karen
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Karen

He’s acting like a privileged spoiled brat, that things didn’t go his way so now he’s going to try to sue to get money he’s no longer making since he was fired. I think he’s burned that bridge and he just needs to move on!

Frances Gurkin
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Frances Gurkin

Way to go Ingo! We must all fight this intrusion into our lives and freedoms. Don’t give up. You are a rarity in your business

anne
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anne

Frances- Ingo’s rights STOP when he is endangering the health of others. Each of his co-stars has the right to refuse to work with those people who are not vaccinated. Ingo KNEW he would be let go by GH if he did not get vaccinated.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Oh, give me an effin break!!

Lisa
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Lisa

I think he is right! Don’t get me wrong I got the first two shots and a booster but that was my choice and my health was bad. It was my choice, as it should be his choice!! Their going to ask him to explain his religious beliefs in America? He will win this lawsuit and. It have to act he’ll be able to retire and surf the rest of his life!!

Mary Kopp
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Mary Kopp

I am confused… I read his firing was due to “unkind remarks’ he made regarding/about a (transgender) cast member – Which is it? If he did make said rumored remarks, I personally find his comments totally uncalled for and offensive – but to add insult to injury and sue ABC/DISNEY over the vaccine mandate (which is their RIGHT) I’ve heard enough from him. Steve Burton also opposed the vaccine mandate and I respect his decision (do not agree with him) to accept the consequences associated with mandate set by ABC/Disney. I love the Jason character and hope that Steve returns.… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

He and Steve were both let go because they didn’t comply with the vaccine requirements. The other issue you refer to was that Ingo posted a “meme” with a picture of Dr. Rachel Levine, who is a transgender woman, that called her a “dude.” The purpose? To state she’s not a woman for some idiotic political point he was trying to make (He shared that “meme” from a post by a bigoted right winger.) He got a lot of push back for his despicable decision to post it from many of the other GH actors. Cassandra James, who play Terry,… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Isn’t it funny, Rebecca1, how people’s true character gets exposed in spite of their best efforts to whitewash it… He’s suing Disney over a “principle”? As Jeannie Bueller said, “Yeah right. Dry that one out and you can fertilize the lawn.” He wants an out-of-court settlement he can retire on, since the next 20 years he planned on playing Jax have apparently been sidelined, or worse.

Shelly Dietzler
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Shelly Dietzler

I hope he wins his choice his body we have rights

anne
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anne

Shelly Dietzler-just as Ingo’s co-stars have the right NOT to be required to work with someone who is not vaccinated.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

THANK YOU!

Michael
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Michael

You don’t have rights when it can effect other people’s health.

Terry
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Terry

Anti vaxxers either don’t see it that way, don’t believe in the severity of COVID or just don’t care. This ‘my body my choice’ argument is not valid. I can get the virus when exposed to someone who has it. I can’t get pregnant by being around a pregnant woman. COVID is highly contagious, and the variants, even more so.

Satan
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Satan

The absolute truth about all of this is that right wingers only adopted this anti-mask/anti vaccine cult mentality right around mid April 2020 when statistics showed that COVID was killing more black & brown people than it was white people. Now there are a number of reasons for that. Most of them come down to economics and which populations (generally speaking) are likely to have better access to health care and healthier diets (look up “food deserts” if you need clarification on that one). There’s also the fact that darker skinned people have a better chance of being deficient in… Read more »

rose
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rose

Ingo, Steve and the other anti-vaxxers do have their rights. So since these viruses are so contagious and deadly they can just stay isolated at home. Not fun but everyone has to sacrifice to get through covid as best we can.

Kay
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Kay

Keep those donuts coming as you become a fat pos now work on keeping your immune system healthy! Yep the government helps you so much knock it off ! Now Ingo go find a job and quit making lawyers richer ! This has and always will be about the money ! Follow science how well did Fauci fight it help the gay community when the aids virus went nuts? He is a dwarf whose goal is to make himself richer and more powerful ! Get smart take care of yourself ! If this so called vaccine was the answer then… Read more »

rose
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rose

Kay…Good idea to always work on keeping your immune system healthy, The White House has been consistent and informative with their almost daily covid messaging including wearing masks, social distancing and getting vaccinated. Along with updates on the frequent changes of a virus that keeps mutating and is really infectious. And hard when not all persons and some states aren’t doing what they can to stop the spread. I like and respect Fauci.

The other Is
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The other Is

I know devout people of faith who are refusing to get the vaccine for religious reasons. I think they are wrong but I believe its their right to refuse and we shouldn’t trivialize their sincere beliefs. I also believe a company like Disney has the right to require its employees to be vaccinated. His role as an actor requires him to be on a closed set in close proximity to other actors and staff and possibly act in scenes where social distancing is impossible. I don’t think he is going to win.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

He’s using the religious exemption, as many are, to first get out of the mandate and now, to sue. Hes been spewing conspiracy theories and screaming “medical freedom.” He simply didn’t want to take it, and, yes, that’s his right. And it’s a company’s right, particularly during a pandemic in a country with 800,000 deaths, to require a vaccination for employment.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Well, I should have seen that one coming, shouldn’t I? Good grief, what a wuss this guy has turned out to be. Just get the freaking shot, dude.

Delonjo
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Delonjo

It’s hilarious! Let him go back to Australia with this nonsense he’ll see that he gets nowhere! Just goes to show how far this country bends over backward to accommodate right wingers.

Betsey Wadley
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Betsey Wadley

I’m so proud of him for standing up for what he believes. That mandate is total BS. I hope he wins!!! The country has become so brainwashed by the media they can’t see what’s happening right in front of their faces. Wake up!!

anne
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anne

Ingo can stand up for what he believes in. What Ingo CANNOT do is endanger the health of those people around him. California and Federal law both make it clear that COVID is a threat to the health of all Americans. As for the mandate, you and Ingo have two choices: either get vaccinated OR stay away from other people.

JH
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JH

He can choose not to be vaccinated, but the show has a right to do what they feel is best to protect their cast and crew. Exercising his right doesn’t mean that there are no consequences for his choices. Steve Burton, although I don’t agree with his stance, has handled his exit with much more grace.

Delonjo
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Delonjo

Which amendment of the Constitution guarantees a TV job at Disney Co?

Bill
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Bill

Good for him! He should have been fired for his insensitive social media posts, not for doing as he chooses with his own body.

anne
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anne

Bill-no sympathy for Ingo on getting fired for refusing to get vaccinated. Ingo can do what he wants with his body but Ingo cannot endanger the health of people around him. I hope Ingo has a long and happy life away from people.

Timmm
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Timmm

Well, thats it for Ingo at GH! Why not hire Danny Boaz who recently played Chance on Y&R?

PAMELA
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PAMELA

Backing you 100 percent this whole thing is nothing but for financial n political gain…absolutely illegal…anyone needing religious exemption letter contact me…I commend you Sir for standing up for God!!! Now us the time to put on the armor of God!!!

Satan
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Satan

I’ve known my Former Employer a lot longer than you have, and while I’m obviously not usually endorsing him, I’d bet any number of souls that he would want you to trust the scientists. Didn’t he give them the brains to do their jobs, after all? Perhaps this (along with all the freakish weather lately, and other things) is meant to be a wakeup call to you mortals, because you disregarded the mission he gave to those naked folks in the Garden of Eden to be good stewards of his creation. Believe me, I was there – wearing a snake… Read more »

anne
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anne

Pamela -ingo standing up for God!?! That is absolutely the silliest comment yet! Next in line for silliest comment “put on the armor of God”.

YOU have read the recent United States Supreme Court ruling on vaccine mandate? The Court leaves in place the vaccination mandate for New York health care workers. Do you honestly think the Supreme Court won’t side with Disney on its vaccination mandate?

FYI -I seriously doubt that YOU ARE LEGALLY ALLOWED to grant a religious exemption letter that will be bc accepted by Disney and other corporations.

brian
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brian

I am sad this issue of being vaccinated or not has come into our daily escape, aka “our soap”. I am vaccinated and now don’t know how i would feel if either Jason or Jax came back… sad… i just want to watch my soap.

Julie Novick
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Julie Novick

He’s a selfish, childish POS. Not only is he ok with increasing the chance of infecting his coworkers, but then he can’t even accept the consequences of his choice.

Que4u
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Que4u

After the way ingo has been treating fans of daytime, and anyone who doesn’t agree w him 100% I can’t imagine that abc Disney or hallmark will want much to do with him… I did not believe he thought his angry words would endear him to any fans… let alone Disney fans! Abc Disney I hope you are not being dragged into his one person war against science and his coworkers

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Well said, Que4u! Like-minded Fox’s Tucker Carlson interviewed Rademacher, which solidifies his standing as a loon (aka vax denier, truth denier, conspiracy theorist).

Harry
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Harry

What a creep. There’s no coming back from this. His inability to face the consequences of his actions is astounding. Who would have thought that such a big prick would be so afraid of a little prick?

Joyce Seaton
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Joyce Seaton

Go Jax I hope you win and get your job back. Include Steve Burton so we can have Jason back too

Satan
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Satan

At this point it’s more likely that the entire show (and all of TV) will be shut down again soon, as rapidly as this new Covid variant is spreading around.

Timing couldn’t be worse…. Helliday season, and not a damned thing on TV but sappy Xmas movies, followed by two months of reruns in Jan/Feb.

And that’s WITHOUT a shutdown. Put a new covid lockdown on top of that, and it’s going to be one HELL of a boring rest of the winter & spring.

I’m immortal, so the virus can’t get me…. but the resulting boredom of another shutdown definitely will.

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