EntertainmentGina Carano sues Disney and LucasFilm, Musk pledges financial help

Gina Carano sues Disney and LucasFilm, Musk pledges financial help

Gina Carano seen at the Twentieth Century Fox Presentation at 2015 Comic Con on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox)
Gina Carano seen at the Twentieth Century Fox Presentation at 2015 Comic Con on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox)
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8:24 AM EST, February 7, 2024

Gina Carano's lawsuit was filed in federal court in California on Tuesday. She claims that by firing her from "The Mandalorian" series, Disney and Lucasfilm discriminated against her. The actress is demanding her reinstatement to the cast and at least $75,000 in damages.

Why Disney kicked Carano from "The Mandalorian"?

Disney fired her for what the company dubbed "abhorrent and unacceptable" social media posts "denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities. In a tweet, the actress drew parallels between the present-day political divide in the US and Nazi Germany, suggesting that being a Republican today is akin to being a Jew during the Holocaust. "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 neighbors hate them simply for being Jews," - the post read.

Gina was kicked out before the third season of "The Mandalorian" in February 2021. Last Tuesday, she filed a lawsuit against Disney and LucasFilm. She demands compensation ($75,000) and a return to the film set

The case was commented Elon Musk on Twitter, offering support in the legal process. "Please let us know if you would like to join the lawsuit against Disney" - tweet said.

In his next tweet, he announced help for all those affected by Disney. "If you were discriminated against by Disney or its subsidiaries (ABC, ESPN, Marvel, etc), just reply to this post to receive legal support" - he wrote in a tweet.

Source: BBC, The Guardian

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