Country musician John Rich emerged victorious in a legal battle against a concert promoter who filed a lawsuit against him after he canceled a performance at a venue that altered its policy regarding unvaccinated attendees during the pandemic.
On Thursday, the 49-year-old country singer-songwriter and musician, shared the news with his numerous Twitter followers.
“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 cancelled it,” the country star continued. “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
Many of John Rich's followers celebrated his victory by responding to his post, praising him for sticking to his principles, and standing up against tyranny. They thanked him for his action.
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
we all need to stand our ground, great job
— 6 (@jbfranklin64) January 19, 2023
Thank you for standing up to tyranny! We are with you!! ????❤️ pic.twitter.com/9lHlDCYPLg
— Jana (@JanaMcadams) January 19, 2023
Despite the positive comments, some of Rich's followers responded negatively to the post, indicating that they will no longer attend his shows.
To the negative response, Rich replied, "Sounds like a plan."
Sounds like a plan?
— John Rich?? (@johnrich) January 19, 2023
John Rich, known for his conservative views, has been vocal about his opposition to lockdowns and vaccine mandates. He has also been particularly critical of Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's top medical advisor and head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
When Dr. Anthony Fauci announced his resignation from his role in the federal government in December, Rich was among those who responded.
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
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