Due to ESPN rejecting the request by reporter Allison Williams for religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine, she has filed a lawsuit against ESPN, asking for compensatory damages.
It was revealed on Wednesday afternoon that former reporters Allison Williams and Beth Faber are suing Disney and ESPN.
With 14 causes of action, Williams and Faber filed a joint lawsuit in Connecticut. They contend that ESPN rejected their requests for religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine.
When Faber asked for an exemption, she claims she was told “maybe God has led you to a new career, when God closes a door, he opens another.”
Faber and Williams are asking for “compensatory damages, including but not limited to damages for emotional pain and suffering; reputational damages; punitive damages; pre- and post-judgment interest; reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs; and awarding such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper,” according to their 83-page complaint.
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Williams announced her move to Fox Sports in August.
“I am beyond thrilled and so grateful to be joining FOX Sports’ coverage of College Football this fall,” Williams told OutKick. “Having to step away from the sport and profession I love this past year has re-affirmed and reinvigorated the passion I have for this job.”
In response to this lawsuit from Faber and Williams, ESPN has not yet responded.