Disney Slapped With Wrongful Termination and Discrimination Lawsuit

Disney Slapped With Wrongful Termination and Discrimination Lawsuit

(DailyDig.com) – Gina Carano, a former mixed martial arts fighter, Star Wars actor, and star in “The Mandalorian,” sued Lucasfilm and Disney on February 6, claiming discrimination and wrongful termination.

Carano claims in her federal court case in California that her firing was due to her conservative social media posts.

Twitter is supporting the case financially. Elon Musk, CEO, kept his word to assist users who have experienced discrimination because of the free speech they have exercised on his platform. She plans to sue Lucasfilm in an effort to recover damages and have them recast her.

Her lawsuit is the subject of a contentious argument regarding free speech rights. According to press sources, it highlights larger conflicts within the Hollywood industry.

When Lucasfilm disclosed Carano’s dismissal from “The Mandalorian” in 2021 in response to a post on social media, the debate escalated. There was massive outrage as Carano compared modern political rhetoric to past occurrences. UTA, the talent agency, dismissed her because of her history of voicing conservative opinions on a variety of subjects.

In response to her detractors, Carano explained her goals, saying that her statements were always misconstrued to cast her in a negative light and label her an “alt-right wing extremist.” According to her, she kept her posts respectful by using words responsibly and, sometimes, humorously.

Lucasfilm and Disney defamed and harassed Carano because she would not agree with their political and social justice views, according to the complaint. Carano argues that male stars receive different treatment despite their inappropriate social media postings; for example, in 2017, Pedro Pascal tweeted a comparison between Donald Trump and Hitler.

Disney tried to coerce her into meeting with advocacy groups and publicly apologizing, according to the lawsuit. According to Carano, she was pressured to admit to uttering disparaging remarks, which she strongly rejects. She was fired from “The Mandalorian” and any other Star Wars productions because she refused to comply with their requests.

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