- Actress Gina Carano files lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm
- Claims she was discriminated against for her political views
- Alleges she was wrongfully terminated from ‘The Mandalorian’
- Lawsuit funded by Elon Musk to support those fighting against discrimination
- Carano seeks damages and court order to be recast in her role
In a surprising turn of events, actress Gina Carano has taken legal action against Disney and Lucasfilm, three years after being let go from the hit Disney+ series, ‘The Mandalorian.’ Carano, known for her role as Cara Dune, has filed a lawsuit claiming she was discriminated against for expressing her political views. The lawsuit, which is being funded by Elon Musk, aims to support individuals fighting against discrimination related to their social media posts.
Discrimination and Wrongful Termination
Carano’s lawsuit alleges that she was wrongfully terminated from ‘The Mandalorian’ due to her political views and religious beliefs. She claims that Disney and Lucasfilm discriminated against her for sharing her opinions on topics such as preferred pronouns and the Black Lives Matter movement. Carano argues that the companies upheld double standards, pointing to her co-star Pedro Pascal’s alleged tweet comparing former president Donald Trump to Hitler, which she claims faced no consequences.
A Post-Termination Smear Campaign
According to Carano, Disney launched a “post-termination smear campaign” against her, which included excluding her from marketing material for an episode of ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls.’ She alleges that the company did this as a result of her refusal to conform to their views. Carano further claims that her words were consistently twisted to demonize her and silence her as an alt-right-wing extremist.
Musk’s Support and Legal Action
Elon Musk, the owner of X, has stepped in to financially support Carano’s lawsuit. X’s head of business operations, Joe Benarroch, stated that the platform is proud to provide Carano with the means to seek vindication of her free speech rights and the ability to work without bullying, harassment, or discrimination. Carano is seeking $75,000 in damages and wants a court order to be recast as Cara Dune in ‘The Mandalorian.’
Gina Carano’s lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm has brought attention to the issue of discrimination based on political views and social media posts. Her claims of being wrongfully terminated and facing a post-termination smear campaign raise questions about the treatment of actors in the industry. As the legal battle unfolds, it remains to be seen how this case will impact the future of ‘The Mandalorian’ and the entertainment industry as a whole.
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