The actress Gina Caranowho participated in the series The Mandalorian, filed a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm. She accuses the studios of defamation and termination of contract without just causeclaiming that she was fired for illegal reasons.
According to the lawsuit, filed in a court in the US state of California, Carano lost his job for simply sharing conservative opinions on social mediasomething that should not be prohibited.
One of the prosecution's requests is that the actress be reinstated to the cast of The Mandalorian, a Star Wars spin-off series that has already had three seasons. During the first two, she played the character Cara Dunean important ally of the protagonist played by Pedro Pascal.
Furthermore, lawyers seek compensation of at least US$75,000 due to the termination of the contract and an alleged “smear campaign” of Disney against the actress.
Remember the case involving Disney and Gina Carano
Former MMA fighter and actress, Gina Carano was fired from the series and from Disney as a whole in February 2021. During the period, the actress was heavily involved with the right-wing wing of American politics, especially on social media.
Carano was criticized for complain about the mask policy amid the covid-19 pandemic, in addition to accuse the presidential elections of fraud which culminated in the defeat of Donald Trump. The last straw, however, was a publication suggesting that being a Republican in the US was like being a Jew during the Holocaust.
Gina Carano in The Mandalorian.Source: Disney
The actress was then called by the company's management and, according to her, “harassed and defamed” for not agreeing with the brand on topics such as Black Lives Matter, correct use of pronouns and evidence of electoral fraud.
She allegedly refused to attend a meeting with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination organization and, later, with LGBTQ+ employees at Disney, in addition to never issuing an apology. Soon after, she was fired and stopped appearing in previously recorded episodes of other programs.
Where does Elon Musk fit into the story?
The entrepreneur Elon Muskfrom ventures such as Tesla and SpaceX, guaranteed that it will cover all of Carano's legal expenses. He will do this from X, the old Twitter, a social network that belongs to the billionaire.
The tycoon says he is in favor of freedom of expression and against any type of discrimination, especially on the platform.
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 businessman says he is open to defending other people who would have been fired from Disney for similar reasons. A few months ago, X established a financial reserve to help people who were allegedly harmed in the workplace for defending their beliefs online.
So far, there is no date for the trial and Disney has not yet officially commented on the matter.