Elon Musk Funds Gina Carano’s Lawsuit Against Disney and Lucasfilm Over Mandalorian Firing
Elon Musk‘s X Corp to Provide Financial Backing for Carano’s Case
Actress Gina Carano, who was fired from the hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian in 2021, is suing Disney and Lucasfilm for wrongful termination. The lawsuit, which is being funded by Elon Musk‘s X Corp, alleges that Carano was fired for her conservative political views and that she was subjected to harassment and discrimination by the company.
Carano Accuses Disney and Lucasfilm of Wrongful Discharge and Sexual Discrimination
In the lawsuit, Carano claims that she was fired from The Mandalorian after she made a series of controversial social media posts, including one in which she compared being a Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust. Carano also alleges that she was subjected to harassment and discrimination by Disney and Lucasfilm employees, and that she was asked to meet with a representative from the LGBTQ+ group GLAAD after she made a post that was seen as anti-transgender.
Musk Pledges Support for Carano, Citing Commitment to Free Speech
Elon Musk, who recently acquired Twitter, has pledged to support Carano’s lawsuit. In a statement, X Corp’s head of business operations, Joe Benarroch, said that the company is “proud to provide financial support for Gina Carano’s lawsuit, empowering her to seek vindication of her free speech rights on Twitter and the ability to work without bullying, harassment, or discrimination.”
Carano Expresses Gratitude for Musk‘s Support
Carano eXpressed her gratitude for Musk‘s support, saying that she is “grateful someone has come to my defense in such a powerful way & look forward to clearing my name.”
Carano’s Post-Mandalorian Career and Controversies
Since her firing from The Mandalorian, Carano has partnered with conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s website The Daily Wire to make the western film Terror on the Prairie. She also starred in the Breitbart-distributed drama My Son Hunter, which is about Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Joe Biden. Carano has also been involved in other controversies, including a recent incident in which she called two gay men pedophiles on Twitter.
Disney and Lucasfilm have not yet commented on the lawsuit.