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BIG WIN for Health Freedom Defense Fund as Nike's Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit DENIED Health Freedom Defense Fund seeks to protect and advance health freedom, educating Americans on informed consent, advocating for human rights and bodily autonomy for all AUG 11



PUBLIUS SPECIAL GUEST: Leslie Manookian, president and founder of Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF), a nonprofit which seeks to rectify health injustice through education, advocacy, and legal challenges to unjust mandates, laws, and policies that undermine our health freedoms and human rights. A United States District Court denied Nike, Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by former Nike employees and supported by Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF). In KERKERING, et al. vs. NIKE, INC., the plaintiffs assert that Nike violated their Constitutionally-protected religious freedoms by denying accommodation of their sincerely held religious beliefs against the Covid-19 vaccination. One of the plaintiffs further asserts a claim of battery against Nike as the company repeatedly refused her request for a religious accommodation and coerced her into submitting to the Covid vaccination to save her job, only to suffer debilitating side effects from the injection. The denial of Nike’s Motion to Dismiss means that the case will now move forward with depositions, discovery, and litigation a development the plaintiffs and HFDF celebrate. “Obviously, Nike would have liked to make this case go away, for itself and for the rest of corporate America, as both brazenly disregarded the American ideals codified in our Constitution by violating employees’ rights to privacy, bodily autonomy and religious freedom. HFDF hopes that by holding Nike accountable, this case will reverse corporate America’s recent intrusions into the private medical lives of employees,” said HFDF president, Leslie Manookian.

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BIO: Leslie Manookian is a former successful Wall Street business executive and award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Originally from Idaho, Manookian’s career in finance took her from New York to London with Goldman Sachs. She later became Director of Alliance Capital in London running their European Growth Portfolio Management and Research businesses. She conceived, wrote, and produced, The Greater Good, an award-winning documentary on vaccines. In addition to the Health Freedom Defense Fund Board, Leslie currently serves on the boards of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Health Freedom Idaho. She is a qualified homeopath, nutrition and wellbeing junky, and a health freedom advocate. Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF), led by Leslie, filed over a dozen lawsuits in the past two and a half years. The most significant lawsuit, Health Freedom Defense Fund et al. v. President Biden et al., ended the federal travel mask mandate nationwide.

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Leslie Manookian, president and founder of Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF), a nonprofit which seeks to rectify health injustice through education, advocacy, and legal challenges to unjust mandates, laws, and policies that undermine our health freedoms and human rights.

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