The actress filed a lawsuit against the House of Mouse this week following her dismissal in 2021.
Choppy waters at Disney, in general, and Lucasfilm, in particular, these days after learning that Gina Carano, the actress who played Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, sued the House of Mouse over her firing from the Disney+ series.
Carano was fired from The Mandalorian after making a comparison between Jews in the Holocaust and being a Republican in today’s United States, although she had already had some disagreements with the company, whose ideological and political stance is diametrically opposed.
But it was Elon Musk‘s offer to financially support those who have been professionally affected by statements made on Twitter (X)—although Carano’s were on Instagram—when the actress decided to take the legal route.
As we told you yesterday, Gina Carano has sued Disney for discrimination and wrongful termination, and demands to be rehired at Lucasfilm and up to a $75,000 compensation for punitive damages.
A new soap opera for Disney
The lawsuit comes the week the House of Mouse celebrates its quarterly shareholders meeting, where Bob Iger, CEO of the company, was asked about it by CNBC (via The Hollywood Reporter).
“Nothing…“, responded the CEO, not pleased, when asked about Elon Musk’s financial and public support for Gina Carano.
The CEO of Twitter (X) has long been at odds with Disney over its policies, and Bob Iger is the target of many comments he makes on the social network.
Iger doesn’t seem interested in addressing the issue publicly, but Disney will have to do so in court, either by reaching an agreement or going to trial with all the consequences.
In addition to her role in The Mandalorian, Gina Carano would have been one of the main characters in Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic, the Disney+ series, now canceled. How do you think this dispute will end?