Los Angeles, CA – Former star of The Mandalorian, Gina Carano, has filed a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm. The MMA fighter turned actor is taking legal action after being dismissed from the Star Wars series following controversial posts on social media.
Carano’s firing came after posts that were described as “abhorrent and unacceptable,” from her social media accounts, in which she made remarks that were seen as discriminatory and inflammatory. She has since come out to defend herself, stating that her posts were meant to be lighthearted and that she was being targeted for her right-wing opinions.
In her complaint, Carano alleges that she was subjected to harassment and defamation for her refusal to conform to the opinions held by Disney and Lucasfilm. She also claims that her male colleagues were allowed to make derogatory statements about Republicans without facing any repercussions. As a result, Carano is suing on the grounds of wrongful discharge and sexual discrimination, seeking $75,000 in damages and requesting reinstatement on the hit series.
The lawsuit also highlights a series of events that led to her dismissal, including a request from Disney for her to meet with LGBTQ+ groups after her online behavior was deemed as anti-trans. Carano’s refusal to comply resulted in her termination.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk, the CEO of X, has come forward to offer financial support for Carano’s lawsuit, affirming the company’s commitment to free speech. Following Musk’s support, Carano expressed her gratitude for the assistance and her anticipation in clearing her name.
Since her departure from The Mandalorian, Carano has partnered with rightwing organizations and individuals, making the western film Terror on the Prairie and collaborating with Breitbart in the production of My Son Hunter.
Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to comment on the lawsuit, leaving the outcome and potential implications of Carano’s legal action uncertain.