American actress Gina Joy Carano sued Lucasfilm and its parent company, The Walt Disney Company, on Tuesday. This lawsuit sues them for firing her from The Mandalorian in 2021. She claims to have been fired for expressing right-wing thoughts on social media. Notably, in 2020, the actress compared being a Republican to being a Jew during the Holocaust and was fired for the same. Not only this, the lawsuit is being funded by X owner, Elon Musk, who is also urging X users to join the lawsuit.
Please let us know if you would like to join the lawsuit against Disney https://t.co/FnMxhUQvVA— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2024
The suit, filed on Tuesday in the federal court in California, claims that she was fired from her character as Cara Dune from the “Star Wars” galaxy Disney+ series after two seasons for associating the treatment of American conservatives with the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany. She also seeks Lucasfilm to either reinstate her or compensate her with at least $75,000. The lawsuit states,
A short time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, defendants made it clear that only one orthodoxy in thought, speech or action was acceptable in their empire, and that those who dared to question or failed to fully comply would not be tolerated. And so it was with Carano.
Elon Musk’s company is supporting her case, and their funding has enabled Carano to fight this legal battle against the violation of her free speech rights. She allegedly faced bullying, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace. Musk is doing this because, a few months ago, he offered to provide legal representation to those fired from their workplaces for practicing free speech rights on his platform X. Carano also thanked Musk in her statement,
I would like to express my deepest gratitude & thank you to @ElonMusk & @X for giving me an opportunity to bring my case to light.
I am grateful someone has come to my defense in such a powerful way & look forward to clearing my name.
Amid this bold action taken by Gina Carano, Disney and Lucasfilm have not yet commented on anything and refrained from making any public statements.
Today is an important day for me–I am filing a lawsuit against @lucasfilm & @Disney— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) February 6, 2024
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