Gina Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm over her dismissal from the cast of The Mandalorian, announced in February 2021. The actress was fired after offensive posts were published on her X profile.
As a result, in a complaint filed on Tuesday (6) in a California federal court, Carano alleges that she was fired for expressing right-wing views on social media and seeks a court order that would force Lucasfilm to rehire her.
The lawsuit is funded by Elon Musk, the tycoon who owns Tesla and X, who promised to pay the legal bill for users who claim they were discriminated against due to activities on his platform.
“As a sign of X Corp’s commitment to free speech, we are proud to provide financial support for Gina Carano’s lawsuit, empowering her to pursue reclaiming her free speech rights at X and the ability to work without intimidation, harassment or discrimination,” said Joe Benarroch, head of commercial operations at X, in an official statement.
According to the complaint filed by the actress’ lawyers, Disney and Lucasfilm “harassed and defamed Carano for refusing to conform to her views on issues related to Black Lives Matter, preferred pronouns and debunked allegations of election interference.
“Although she was fired for her cultural and religious beliefs, she argues that the studio turned a blind eye to her male co-stars, who allegedly made offensive posts aimed at Republican politicians.
It is worth remembering that, before being fired, Carano was going to star in the canceled Rangers of the New Republic, which would probably explore Cara Dune’s adventures as a New Republic officer.
The Mandalorian follows the misadventures of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), a mercenary governed by the Mandalorian code of honor, across the galaxy during the Imperial period. His traveling companion is Grogu, known to fans as “Baby Yoda”.