Disney Moves To Dismiss Gina Carano’s Lawsuit Over ‘The Mandalorian’ Firing

Disney has filed to dismiss Gina Carano’s lawsuit, which cited discrimination and wrongful dismissal over her firing from the Lucasfilm project ‘The Mandalorian.’

The filing was made on February 6 in a Californian federal court. It alleged Disney/Lucasfilm harassed Carano over her views on issues such as Black Lives Matter, gender pronouns and for protesting against COVID-19 mandates. The ex-MMA fighter allegedly reposted a meme comparing the Holocaust to those getting ‘persecuted’ for their political views, which was the final straw for Disney. Carano stated her male co-stars were not treated the same for airing their opinions on social media. 

Carano aims for Lucasfilm to recast her, where she portrayed Cara Dune in the first two seasons. She also wants $75,000 in damages. Musk supported Carano, promising to pay the legal fees for those ‘discriminated’ against over their views on X.

Disney has requested a hearing for June 12 to dismiss the lawsuit.

“Disney had enough. The same day Carano grotesquely trivialized the Holocaust as comparable to sharp political disagreements, Lucasfilm announced that “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.

“Disney asked for a June 12 hearing in federal court to have the lawsuit tossed out…Disney has a constitutional right not to associate its artistic expression with Carano’s speech, such that the First Amendment provides a complete defense to Carano’s claims,” Disney’s motion to dismiss.

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