Elon Musk assists actress Gina Carano in her lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm

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After being fired in 2021 due to a social media post in which she equated being a Republican to being a Jew during the Holocaust, actress Gina Carano has joined forces with Disney and Lucasfilm to file a lawsuit against both companies.

The action is being funded by Elon Musk, who has made an open appeal on his platform X for additional individuals to join the lawsuit.

Ms. Carano is requesting damages in the amount of $75,000 (£60,000). In addition to this, she is requesting that the court order Lucasfilm to recast her.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, representatives for the defendants were not accessible for comment.

In the first two seasons of the Disney+ drama The Mandalorian, Ms. Carano, who is 41 years old and a former mixed martial arts fighter, played the role of Cara Dune.

During that time period, she frequently connected with others who held left-wing views online.

However, after she published a post on her Instagram account in February 2021 that compared the political climate that Republicans are currently facing to the persecution of Jews by the Nazis, her detractors asked that she be dismissed after she made the comparison.

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“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,” according to the article.

Elon Musk assists actress Gina Carano in her lawsuit
Assisted by Elon Musk, actress Gina Carano has filed a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm. (Photo: Euronews)

“How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.”

During the same day, Ms. Carano was terminated from her position with both Lucasfilm, the production firm that was responsible for the show, and UTA, the talent agency that had been representing her for almost two years.

Ms. Carano contends that she was dismissed “because she dared voice her own opinions… and stood up to the online bully mob who demanded her compliance with their extreme progressive ideology”.

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According to the allegations made in the lawsuit, the actress was handled differently than two male co-stars who created or posted internet posts that referred to Republicans as Nazis but were not punished for their actions.

In a lengthy statement that was published on X, Ms. Carano claimed that she had been the target of “a bullying smear campaign aimed at silencing, destroying, and making an example out of me.”

“Artists do not sign away our rights as American citizens when we enter into employment,” she noted, expressing gratitude to Mr. Musk and others who have supported her during her career.

The statement was distributed by the billionaire, who wrote, “Please let us know if you would like to join the lawsuit against Disney.”

Before, Mr. Musk made a commitment to provide financial assistance to those who are being discriminated against because of their posts on X.

For the purpose of demonstrating its dedication to the right to free speech, a spokeswoman for his company issued a statement in which it expressed its “proud” support for Ms. Carano’s case.


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