Former ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams has filed a lawsuit against the company with producer Beth Faber.
Both filed a joint lawsuit in Connecticut that advanced 14 causes of action. They made claims that the Worldwide Leader in Sports denied their religious exemptions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
Faber alleges she was told “maybe God has led you to a new career, when God closes a door, he opens another,” when seeking an exemption.
The 83-page complaint states that Faber and Williams are seeking “compensatory damages, including but not limited to damages for emotional pain and suffering; awarding reputational damages; awarding Plaintiffs punitive damages; awarding Plaintiffs pre- and post-judgment interest; awarding Plaintiffs reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs; and awarding such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper.”
Williams worked at ESPN for several years before announcing her departure in the fall of 2021.
After leaving the company over the mandate, Williams announced that she was joining Fox Sports.
“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.”
Williams was at ESPN since 2011 and has been one of their most prominent sideline reporters for college football and basketball games.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.