Gina Carano Sues Disney and Lucasfilm Over Wrongful Termination

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Former The Mandalorian star Gina Carano, who portrayed Cara Dune in the hit Disney+ series, has taken legal action against Disney and Lucasfilm, alleging discrimination and wrongful termination.

Carano was fired in 2021 for her controversy over MMA fighter’s posts on social media. Lucasfilm issued a statement announcing her departure and no plans for future involvement.

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Disney’s decision to part ways with Carano came after she compared conservatives in America to being Jewish during the Holocaust which led to high criticism.

Now, Carano is pursuing legal recourse, with her lawsuit being funded by X owner Elon Musk. She asserts that she was fired for expressing right-wing views on social media and seeks to compel Lucasfilm to recast her role.

X's head of business operations, Joe Benarroch, expressed,  “As a sign of X Corp’s commitment to free speech, we’re proud to provide financial support for Gina Carano’s lawsuit, empowering her to seek vindication of her free speech rights on X and the ability to work without bullying, harassment, or discrimination.”

However, Disney and Lucasfilm maintain that Carano was allowed to retract her statements and delete her posts before her termination. Moreover, her allegations of harassment and defamation against the studios for their alleged bias on issues like Black Lives Matter and election interference have yet to be substantiated.

Carano’s claims extend to accusations of gender discrimination, alleging that her male co-stars were allowed to make offensive posts directed toward Republicans without repercussions.

The actress seeks significant damages, including at least $75,000 in compensation and punitive measures. She aims to force Lucasfilm to recast her role in The Mandalorian.

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