ESPN Reporter Fired Over Vaccine Mandate – “Must Put Family And Personal Health First”
ESPN reporter Allison Williams announced Friday she’s being forced out of the network after the Disney-owned sports outlet implemented a Covid vaccine mandate that began on Thursday.
Last month, Williams released a statement explaining she is trying to get pregnant and would not be open to taking an experimental mRNA vaccine while attempting to have another child.
Throughout our family planning with our doctor, as well as a fertility specialist, I have decided not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time while my husband and I try for our second child. This was a deeply difficult decision to make and it’s not something I take lightly. I understand vaccines have been essential in the effort to end this pandemic; however, taking the vaccine at this time is not in my best interest.
After being denied a “request for accommodation” with ESPN last week, Williams learned she’d be “separated from the company” for refusing to take the vaccine.
Williams thanked everyone who reached out to support her and told her followers, “Belief is a word I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Because in addition to the medical apprehensions regarding my desire to have another child in regards to receiving this injection, I am also so morally and ethically not aligned with this. And I’ve had to really dig deep and analyze my values and my morals, and ultimately I need to put them first.”
Continuing her emotional message, the sports reporter added, “And the irony in all this is that a lot of those same values and principals I hold dear are what made me a really good employee and probably helped with the success that I’ve been able to have in my career.”