GoFundMe has taken down a fundraising campaign, which had raised more than $180,000, started in April by a Texas nurse who looked to take legal action to overturn a COVID-19 vaccine mandate because it allegedly violated the company’s “misinformation” policy.
Jennifer Bridges, a former registered nurse at Houston Methodist hospital who was fired after refusing to adhere to the hospital’s vaccine requirement, filed a lawsuit against the company’s mandate in May.
Lawyers for Bridges argued in the complaint that she and several other employees who signed on to the legal challenge were being forced by the hospital to take an “experimental” vaccine.
And while that lawsuit was dismissed in June, Bridges’ attorneys appealed the decision. . .
“When our team initially reviewed the fundraiser, it was within our terms of service as the funds were for legal fees to fight vaccine mandates,” Heidi Hagberg, a spokesperson for GoFundMe, said in a statement to Business Insider. “The fundraiser has since been updated to include misinformation which violates our terms of service.” (Read more from “GoFundMe Removes Fundraiser for Lawsuit Opposing Vaccine Mandate, Claims ‘Misinformation'” HERE)