Seyi Omooba has lost an employment tribunal claim against Leicester’s Curve theatre and talent agency Global Artists.
The actor had sued the theatre and her former agency for religious discrimination and breach of contract, following her dismissal from a production of The Color Purple in 2019.
Omooba, who is Christian, was dismissed after homophobic comments made on Facebook in 2014 were brought to light.
Curve’s chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster said in a joint statement that they were "pleased Seyi Omooba’s claims against Curve have been rejected".
"Seyi Omooba accepted a lesbian part in our production of The Color Purple knowing full well she would refuse to play this iconic gay role as homosexual. We believe the case had no merit from the outset, and should never have been brought to the tribunal."