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Gina Carano Sues Disney After Elon Musk Offers Legal Help

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Gina Carano has filed a lawsuit against Disney, alleging wrongful termination and seeking to force Lucasfilm to recast her in “The Mandalorian.”

The lawsuit was partly prompted by an offer from Elon Musk, who pledged to fund legal bills for those treated unfairly by their employer due to social media activity.

Musk wrote to Carano, “Please let us know if you would like to join the lawsuit against Disney.”

Carano previously posted another person’s post that read, “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”

Carano was terminated after posting about the political climate, drawing comparisons to Nazi Germany, which led to significant backlash against Disney.

Carano wrote, “Today is an important day for me–I am filing a lawsuit against @lucasfilm & @Disney.”

“After my 20 years of building a career from scratch, and during the regime of former Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Lucasfilm made this statement on Twitter, terminating me from The Mandalorian: ‘Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm & there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural & religious identities are abhorrent & unacceptable,’” continued the actress.

“Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is I was being hunted down from everything I posted to every post I liked because I was not in line with the acceptable narrative of the time,” she continued.

“My words were consistently twisted to demonize & dehumanize me as an alt right wing extremist. It was a bullying smear campaign aimed at silencing, destroying & making an example out of me,” explained Carano.

Carano wrote, “The thing is I never even used aggressive language. I shared thought provoking quotes, pictures, memes & occasionally I used my own words, not with aggression but with respect & the occasional comedy to keep the mood light in dark times.”

“Look with your own eyes at what I posted and ask yourself, for example, where did I compare Republicans to the Jewish people in the holocaust? I didn’t. Ask yourself why they were calling me a racist, was there any merit behind that or history of it whatsoever? No. Look at why I was called a transphobe–for making droid noises from Star Wars? ‘Beep, bop, boop’ was obviously directed to the online bullies and did not in any way denigrate transgender people,” she explained.

“Were my questions about masks, lockdowns & forced vaccines ok to ask & push the subject into the light? Should we have been allowed to publicly discuss those topics at that time without being harassed or censored? Absolutely,” charged Carano.

She expressed gratitude to Musk and X for supporting her case, emphasizing her desire to continue her career in storytelling and clear her name.

“A couple months ago @ElonMusk tweeted that if you had been fired from using the platform (X) for exercising your right to free speech, he would like to offer these people legal representation. Quite the noble offer, but never in my wildest dreams would I have thought anyone would take on my case against Lucasfilm/Disney. Still, I did respond back ‘I think I qualify’ & thousands of people agreed–but I did not expect anything,” she revealed to her followers.

“To my surprise, a few months ago I received an email from a lawyer who had been hired by X to look into my story & many others. Turns out after sending them as much information as I could gather these past few months, my now lawyers & X believe whole-heartedly in my case & are moving forward,” wrote Carano.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude & thank you to @ElonMusk & @X for giving me an opportunity to bring my case to light,” she continued.

“Thank you to all the people who have supported me & made your voices heard. I pray God blesses each & every one of you,” she concluded.

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