Mauceri Claims She Was Fired From OLTL Over “Religious Beliefs”, Exploring Legal Options Against ABC Jamey Giddens September 5, 2009 85 Comments Well, at least now I know why Patricia Mauceri couldn't be reached for comment regarding her exit from One Life to Live. She was waiting for a bigger fish! Enter cable whale FOX News. Mauceri spoke out to the "fair and balanced" cabler's website about her dismissal from OLTL after refusing to play out her storyline as written. As I originally reported, Mauceri objected to her then-character Carlotta being portrayed as a gay-friendly Latina mother, resulting in the soap having to do an emergency recast with Saundra Santiago. "I did not object to being in a gay storyline. I objected to speaking the truth of what that person, how that person would live and breathe and act in that storyline," she said. "And this goes against everything I am, my belief system, and what I know the character's belief system is aligned to."