The once powerful and respected Walt Disney company decided to throw everything away and go full woke.
And as part of their woke conversion, they cracked down on their actors who happened to be conservative.
That’s why conservative actress Gina Carano just sued Disney, thanks to this action by Elon Musk.
Actress Gina Carano has filed a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm, after Elon Musk helped finance lawyers who have taken up her case of alleged wrongful termination and discrimination.
Not keeping with Disney’s new “values”
Carano, a former MMA fighter, spent two seasons playing Rebel ranger Cara Dune on the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.
Despite the success of the show at the time, and Carano’s exploding popularity, Disney executives fired her in February 2021.
They claimed they let her go because some of her social media posts were not in keeping with the company’s “values.”
But it wasn’t enough that Carano was fired; the company publicly attacked her, as well.
“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.”
At issue were posts Carano made that Disney just couldn’t accept given their new found worship of woke Leftist ideology.
For example, during and after the government lockdowns of 2020, Carano took to Twitter and questioned a number of national policies, including those regarding vaccine mandates and election integrity.
Her Disney overlords couldn’t allow this.
“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 post on X announcing her lawsuit. “My words were consistently twisted to demonize & dehumanize me as an alt-right-wing extremist.
“It was a bullying smear campaign aimed at silencing, destroying & making an example out of me.”
Not only was Carano targeted because of her personal opinions, but also because she’s a woman, according to the lawsuit.
“Her male co-stars were not disciplined, let alone terminated in a way to destroy their careers even though some would find their statements ‘abhorrent,'” the lawsuit stated.
Carano claimed on X that she maintains a good relationship with “all” of her former co-stars. “[T]here is nothing but care and kind words between us,” she said.
“A short time ago in a galaxy not so far away”
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California and humorously includes a number of Star Wars references.
“A short time ago in a galaxy not so far away,” the suit opens, “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. And so it was with Carano.”
In the suit, Carano is seeking to be reinstated to her former Mandalorian role, an admission from the defendants that her termination was “unlawful and in violation of California law,” at least $75,000 in lost compensation and other compensatory damages since she also lost a promised role in another Star Wars series, Rangers of the New Republic.
She is also seeking emotional distress damages, as well as other punitive damages to be determined at trial.
Carano also pointed out on X that the lawsuit likely would never have happened if Elon Musk had not offered to help those who had been fired for using Twitter to exercise their First Amendment right to free speech.
“[N]ever in my wildest dreams would I have thought anyone would take on my case against Lucasfilm/Disney, … To my surprise, a few months ago I received an email from a lawyer who had been hired by X to look into my story & many others.”
Joe Benarroch, the head of business operations at X, said, “As a sign of X Corp.’s commitment to free speech, we’re proud to provide financial support for Gina Carano’s lawsuit,” his statement said, “empowering her to seek vindication of her free speech rights on X and the ability to work without bullying, harassment, or discrimination.”
“I am grateful someone has come to my defense in such a powerful way & look forward to clearing my name,” added Carano.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.