Actor Gina Carano Sues Disney With Elon Musk's Help, Carano argued in the suit that she was fired in 2021 for voicing. "In A Galaxy Not So Far Away..", Conservative opinions on social media platforms including Twitter, which is now owned by Musk and known as X.
Los Angeles: Actor Gina Carano sued Walt Disney for wrongful termination from Star Wars series "The Mandalorian" in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday and backed by billionaire Elon Musk.
Carano argued in the suit that she was fired in 2021 for voicing conservative opinions on social media platforms including Twitter, which is now owned by Musk and known as X.
"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," said the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in California.
She also claimed sex discrimination, arguing that male stars who voiced opinions did not suffer any consequences. Carano, who played warrior Cara Dune, is asking the court to order Disney's Lucasfilm unit to reinstate her in the role.
Seeks compensatory damages of up to $75,000 plus emotional distress and punitive damages to be determined at trial.
A Disney spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment. Musk, who hurled an expletive at Disney CEO Bob Iger in September when the company pulled advertising from X.
Said last year that he would fund legal action by users who faced retaliation from employers for comments on the platform.
Carano also came under fire for Twitter posts in which she derided mask-wearing during the pandemic and echoed false claims of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.