Gina Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm over her Mandalorian shoot in a lawsuit funded by Elon Musk
Former The Mandalorian actress Gina Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm for wrongfully ending it with the help of Elon Musk.
Gina Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm for discrimination and wrongful termination in a lawsuit with X Owner Elon Musk funding the actress’ fight against the two studios.
In a complaint filed Tuesday in California federal court, Carano alleges she was fired for expressing right-wing views on social media and is seeking an injunction court to force Lucasfilm to rerun it. Carano brings to her side a powerful friend in Elon Musk, who has vowed to help fund legal actions for users of his social media platform who say they have been discriminated against.
“As a sign of X Corp’s commitment to free speech, we are proud to financially support Gina Carano’s lawsuit, empowering her to seek vindication of her free speech rights on X and the ability to working without bullying, harassment or discrimination,” said X’s head of business operations, Joe Benarroch.
In 2021, Carano, who played Rebel shocker Cara Dune, played on it The Mandalorian, was fired by Lucasfilm due to a series of controversial posts on social media, including a comment implying that being a Republican is like being a Jew during the Holocaust. The comment was one of many that landed Carano in hot water, such as the actress mocking COVID-19 mask orders and controversial comments about the 2020 presidential election. Since her release from the Star wars As a result, Carano was dropped by the UTA (United Talent Agency) and her action figure was canceled by Hasbro.
According to the complaint, Carano claims that Disney and Lucasfilm have harassed and defamed her for refusing to comply with their views on Black Lives Matter, the preferred use of names, and other hot button issues. Carano argues that the backlash is sexist, saying her male co-stars have not received the same punishment for making similar anti-fan comments right
Carano is seeking $75,000, plus punitive damages from Lucasfilm for wrongful release and gender discrimination.
“Some of us have been unfairly named, harassed, persecuted, and had our livelihoods taken away because we wanted to encourage conversation, ask questions, and refuse to go along with the general public,” Carano said in a statement.
The 59-page filing details Carano’s complaints against the studios and her post-Star wars online harassment trip. As part of a recent event, Calgary’s FAN EXPO announced Carano as a special guest at the fan-fueled event, to which many who had already purchased tickets were demanding refunds due to her participation. .