On Friday, ESPN reporter Allison Williams confirmed that she is resigning from her position in order to avoid having to take the coronavirus vaccine, which is mandated by her network, as reported by Breitbart.
Williams had previously announced last month that she and her husband are trying to have another child, and she did not want to risk any of the complications that may arise from getting vaccinated while pregnant. In her statement, she said that her original plans to simply step down for just the season had turned into a full resignation since her employer refused her “request for accommodation.” She added that she is not “morally and ethically aligned” with the network’s mandate that all employees receive the vaccine.
“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,” Williams said in her statement. “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.”
Williams, who has been with ESPN since 2011, has primarily worked as sideline reporter for college football.
“I don’t know what the future holds, obviously, for any of us,” Williams continued. “I’m trying to wrap my head around the thought that the largest game I’ve worked in my career, the national championship game, might be the last game I work. But I’m going to focus on what I have to be thankful for.”