Fired 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar sues Disney and Fox for 'discrimination' over vaccination refusal

Fired 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar sues Disney and Fox for ‘discrimination’ over vaccination refusal

Fired 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar has filed a federal lawsuit against Disney and 20th Century Fox for “racial and religious discrimination” for refusing to receive mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

The 49-year-old actor said his firing from the hit Fox show “seriously hurt his career” because he gained a reputation as an anti-vaxxer, which he apparently isn’t, according to TMZ.

Rockmond’s medical and religious benefits have been denied, and he accuses the studios of refusing to pay him the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” he believes he owes.

Payback: Exiled 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar files federal lawsuit against Disney and 20th Century Fox for

Payback: Exiled 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar files federal lawsuit against Disney and 20th Century Fox for “racial and religious discrimination” for refusing to get mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations (pictured in 2019)

Last August, Dunbar received a 25% raise to roughly $80k an episode in season five, and he’s projected to rise to $100k an episode in season six if he got a shot – according to Deadline.

In regards to claims of racism, Rockmond’s ex-wife Angela Bassett, who is also African-American, is currently earning “$450,000 per episode”, which is “the highest for an actress of color in a drama series.”

Dunbar has appeared in creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minier’s critically acclaimed Los Angeles Emergency Services Procedurals since its premiere in 2018.

Over the course of five seasons, Northern California native architect character Michael Grant suffered a brain tumor and came out of the closet after 14 years of marriage and two children, May and Harry.

Black list?  The 49-year-old actor said his firing from the hit Fox show

Black list? The 49-year-old actor said his firing from the hit Fox show “seriously hurt his career” because he gained a reputation as an anti-vaxxer, which he apparently isn’t.

Fired 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar sues Disney and Fox for 'discrimination' over vaccination refusal

“We’ll miss you, Michael!” Rockmond’s medical and religious exemptions have been denied, and he accuses the studios of refusing to pay him the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” he believes he owes.

Financial sacrifice: In August last year, Dunbar received a 25% raise to roughly $80k an episode in season five, and was predicted to rise to $100k an episode in season six if he got the shot (pictured in 2018) ).

Financial sacrifice: In August last year, Dunbar received a 25% raise to roughly $80k an episode in season five, and was predicted to rise to $100k an episode in season six if he got the shot (pictured in 2018) ).

Historical: In regards to allegations of racism, Rockmond's on-screen ex-wife Angela Bassett (left) is currently earning

Historical: In regards to allegations of racism, Rockmond’s on-screen ex-wife Angela Bassett (left) is currently earning “$450K an episode,” the “highest for an actress of color in a drama series.”

On the November 15 episode, “Protect in Place,” Michael was written off after proposing to his neurosurgeon boyfriend Dr. David Hale (La Monde Byrd) and announcing they were moving to hurricane-ravaged Haiti to help with several months of relief efforts.

At the time, Rockmond said in a statement to Deadline that he “cherishes the time I have had the pleasure of spending with this series and wishes the very best for all involved.”

Dunbar, who did not disclose his religion, added: “My sincere beliefs and personal medical history are very intimate and personal aspects of my life that I do not discuss publicly and do not want to start now.”

In its lawsuit, the self-proclaimed “person who walks in faith” also seeks “an injunction preventing studios from discriminating against anyone on the basis of race or religion when it comes to vaccination policy.”

Fired 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar sues Disney and Fox for 'discrimination' over vaccination refusal

‘My heartfelt beliefs and personal medical history are very intimate and personal’: Dunbar has appeared in critically acclaimed Los Angeles ER procedures by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minier (B 2-R, pictured in 2018) since her 2018 d. premiere

Arch: Over the course of five seasons, Northern California native architect character Michael Grant suffered a brain tumor and came out of the closet after 14 years of marriage and two children, May and Harry.

Arch: Over the course of five seasons, Northern California native architect character Michael Grant suffered a brain tumor and came out of the closet after 14 years of marriage and two children, May and Harry.

Fired 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar sues Disney and Fox for 'discrimination' over vaccination refusal

‘Defend in Place’: On the November 15 episode, Michael was written off after proposing to his neurosurgeon boyfriend Dr. David Hale (R, La Monde Byrd) and announcing they were moving to hurricane-ravaged Haiti to help with relief efforts for a few months

Rockmond said his priority was four children — daughter Berkeley, son Tsar, son Pharaoh and son Sultan — from his eight-year marriage to second wife Maya Gilbert.

If NBC renews its drama series “Plain Joe” for a second season, it’s possible Dunbar could land a role, given his wife is a story editor.

Rockmond will next play Harold in Steven S. Pitts’ snowmobile thriller Red Winter, with three weeks of filming wrapping up in March 2020 (just as the coronavirus shut down the world) in Colorado.

Dunbar is also known for his past roles on NBC’s Earth 2, Showtime’s Soul Food, FX’s Sons of Anarchy, CBS’s The Mentalist, Hulu’s The Way, and Fox’s Prison Break.

Didn't reveal his religion: The self-proclaimed

Didn’t reveal his religion: The self-proclaimed “man who walks in faith” said his priority was his four children – daughter Berkeley, son Tsar, son Pharaoh and son Sultan – from his eight-year marriage to second wife Maya Gilbert (pictured October 13 )

Fired 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar sues Disney and Fox for 'discrimination' over vaccination refusal

‘That Black Love’: If NBC renews its ‘Plain Joe’ drama series for a second season, it’s possible Rockmond could be in it, given his wife (L, pictured in 2020) is a story editor.

30-year acting career: Dunbar is also known for his past roles on NBC's Earth 2, Showtime's Soul Food, FX's Sons of Anarchy, CBS's The Mentalist, Hulu's The Way, and Fox's Prison Break ( pictured in 2017).

30-year acting career: Dunbar is also known for his past roles on NBC’s Earth 2, Showtime’s Soul Food, FX’s Sons of Anarchy, CBS’s The Mentalist, Hulu’s The Way, and Fox’s Prison Break ( pictured in 2017).

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