Country music star John Rich is celebrating a lawsuit win after a concert promoter sued him for backing out of a show that forced fans to prove their vaccination status; “I never bent the knee” Rich says.
“During the lockdowns, I stated I’d NEVER play a concert venue that forced fans to show their ‘papers’ for entry concerning COVID,” Rich tweeted.
“One venue added that rule after I agreed to play, so I canceled it,” the country star added. “The promoter sued me. He LOST the case today! Happy to say I never bent the knee.”
During the lockdowns, I stated I'd NEVER play a concert venue that forced fans to show their "papers" for entry concerning Covid. One venue added that rule after I agreed to play, so I cancelled it. The promoter sued me. He LOST the case today! Happy to say I never bent the knee.
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) January 19, 2023
Rich fans on Twitter thanked him for standing up to tyranny.
Thank you for sticking to your principles. Stands like this are few and far between with high profile people who have a lot to lose.
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) January 19, 2023
Thank you for standing up to tyranny! We are with you!! 🇺🇸🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/9lHlDCYPLg
— Jana (@JanaMcadams) January 19, 2023
From The Daily Wire:
The conservative country star has spoken out against the lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and has been especially critical of President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci.
When Fauci announced in August that he was resigning from his role in the federal government in December, Rich was one of many who reacted to the news, as previously reported.
Fauci has resigned. I'm guessing it's so he has time to prepare with his lawyers for his appearance at the 2023 Nuremberg Code trials.
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) August 22, 2022