Actress Gina Carano has now filed a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm after Elon Musk helped finance lawyers willing to take up her case of alleged wrongful termination and discrimination.
Carano, a former MMA fighter, spent two seasons playing Rebel ranger Cara Dune on the smash hit “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian.” Despite the success of the show and Carano’s obvious popularity with fans, Disney executives fired her in February 2021, claiming that some of her social media posts were not in keeping with the company’s “values.”
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a statement from Lucasfilm said at the time. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
During and after the government lockdowns of 2020, Carano took to Twitter, now called X, and questioned a number of national policies, including those regarding vaccine mandates and election integrity. “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,” Carano said in a lengthy X post announcing the lawsuit. “My words were consistently twisted to demonize & dehumanize me as an alt-right-wing extremist.