Shattering departure of a 9-1-1 actor refusing the Covid-19 vaccine

Rockmond dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar gives explanations on his choice, but his character will still leave the series!

Castings upset by mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine are increasing in Hollywood. After Emilio Estevez who left The Little Champions to get by without him is Rockmond dunbar who bids farewell to 9-1-1, after having refused the vaccination obligation set up on the set of the series by his employer, 20th Television.

Assuring not to be an “antivax”, the actor revealed by Prison Break explains in Deadline having asked to be exempted from the serum for “medical and religious” reasons. But his request was refused:

“I requested religious and medical accommodations in accordance with the law and my employer unfortunately refused”, recount Rockmond dunbar in its official statement. “My personal beliefs and private medical history are very intimate parts of my life that I don’t feel like discussing publicly. I’ve been in this business for 30 years, but my biggest roles are as husband and father to our four young children. As a man living his faith fully, I look forward to seeing what the future holds. I enjoyed the last 5 seasons with this cast of 9-1-1 and this wonderful team. I wish everyone the best. “

Rockmond dunbar played the character of Michael, whose marriage to Athena (Angela Bassett) has largely animated the series since season 1. Present since the first episode and in almost 70 episodes since, he left 9-1-1 this week, during season 5 currently airing in the USA.

“We take the health and safety of all of our employees very seriously”, answers 20th Television. “We have implemented a compulsory vaccination confirmation process for those working in zone A of our productions. In order to ensure a safer workplace for all, staff in Zone A who do not confirm their immunization status and do not meet the exemption criteria cannot work. “

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