Actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company Tuesday for wrongful termination from the Disney Plus series “The Mandalorian” in Feb. 2021 after she wrote in an Instagram post that being conservative in America today has some similarities to being Jewish in Germany during the years that led up to the Holocaust.
The lawsuit alleges that Disney engaged in “discriminatory treatment” when it fired Carano and that, as a result she has faced damages to the tune of “millions in lost income.” X Corp., the Elon Musk-owned parent company of the platform formerly known as Twitter, is funding her legal fees.
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“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, and that those who dared to question or failed to fully comply would not be tolerated,” the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleges.
The suit states that Disney put pressure on Carano for “refusing to support movements and ideologies with which she did not agree,” including transgender politics, Covid-19 lockdowns, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“But the rule of law still reigns over the Defendants’ empire,” the lawsuit reads. “And Carano has returned to demand that they be held accountable for their bullying, discriminatory, and retaliatory actions—actions that inflicted not only substantial emotional harm, but millions of dollars in lost income.”
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In the post that got her fired, Cardano wrote, “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…. even by children. 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.”
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement following her termination. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”