Actress Gina Carano, booted from her role in Disney’s “The Mandalorian” for sympathizing with conservative ideas, recently filed a lawsuit against the entertainment company for wrongful termination.
Fox News reported that before being fired from The Walt Disney Company, Carano made a post on social media comparing the persecution of conservatives across America to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.
In the lawsuit, Carano alleged that her firing constituted “discriminatory treatment” and cost her “millions in lost income.” The actress’ legal fees will be covered by Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s social media company X, formerly known as Twitter.
Disney cancelled conservative Star Wars actress Gina Carano so she's suing to fight for Americans. She tells Primetime if this can happen to her, it'll happen to you. pic.twitter.com/Agn3e4mzSz
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) February 7, 2024
“A short time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Defendants made it clear that only one orthodoxy in thought, speech, or action was acceptable in their empire, and that those who dared to question or failed to fully comply would not be tolerated,” the lawsuit states.
Carano reportedly faced pressure while working with Disney for “refusing to support movements and ideologies with which she did not agree.”
“But the rule of law still reigns over the Defendants’ empire,” the lawsuit added. “And Carano has returned to demand that they be held accountable for their bullying, discriminatory, and retaliatory actions—actions that inflicted not only substantial emotional harm, but millions of dollars in lost income.”
Disney’s subsidiary Lucasfilm, which oversees the production of all “Star Wars”-related films, released a statement concerning Carano’s social media post, accusing the actress of “denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities.”
Carano’s lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and claims that Disney’s treatment of the actress violated state laws in California.
The lawsuit cited one state law, which states that “no employer shall coerce or influence or attempt to coerce or influence his employees through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment to adopt or follow or refrain from adopting or following any particular course or line of political action or political activity.”