It’s been three years since Lucasfilm announced on Twitter that it would no longer be working with Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune in the Disney+ series, “The Mandalorian”, following the actress, posting on social media content it deemed was abhorrent & unacceptable, as she had compared the political climate in America to Nazi Germany, along with her views on wearing masks during the pandemic and on her belief of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.

Her character in the Disney+ series was written out, and the actress has only worked on a number of projects with Breitbart News and the Daily Wire.

Recently, X owner Elon Musk spoke out about how he would be willing to help fund any legal bills related to people being fired for their posts on X to help protect free speech.

Elon Musk has also been in a war with Disney following the company, along with many others, pulling advertising from social media platform last year, resulting in Elon Musk calling out Bob Iger on the stage of a major event in New York, famously saying, “Go f*ck yourself”.

The actress took to social media to announce the lawsuit against Disney, stating:

Today is an important day for me–I am filing a lawsuit against @lucasfilm & @Disney

After my 20 years of building a career from scratch, and during the regime of former Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Lucasfilm made this statement on Twitter, terminating me from The Mandalorian: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm & there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural & religious identities are abhorrent & unacceptable.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is 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. 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.

The thing is I never even used aggressive language. I shared thought provoking quotes, pictures, memes & occasionally I used my own words, not with aggression but with respect & the occasional comedy to keep the mood light in dark times.

Look with your own eyes at what I posted and ask yourself, for example, where did I compare Republicans to the Jewish people in the holocaust? I didn’t. Ask yourself why they were calling me a racist, was there any merit behind that or history of it whatsoever? No. Look at why I was called a transphobe–for making droid noises from Star Wars? “Beep, bop, boop” was obviously directed to the online bullies and did not in any way denigrate transgender people.

Were my questions about masks, lockdowns & forced vaccines ok to ask & push the subject into the light? Should we have been allowed to publicly discuss those topics at that time without being harassed or censored? Absolutely.

Hollywood says they support female representation & equal rights. Why then were my male co-stars permitted to speak without harassment & re-education courses or termination, but I was not afforded the same right to exercise my freedom of speech.

Artists do not sign away our rights as American citizens when we enter into employment. I have spoken to all my co-stars since I was fired & there is nothing but care and kind words between us. I respect their right to free speech & do not have to think the same on every issue to be their friends & work with them & I know they feel the same towards me.

A couple months ago @ElonMusk tweeted that if you had been fired from using the platform (X) for exercising your right to free speech, he would like to offer these people legal representation. Quite the noble offer, but never in my wildest dreams would I have thought anyone would take on my case against Lucasfilm/Disney. Still, I did respond back “I think I qualify” & thousands of people agreed–but I did not expect anything.

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. Turns out after sending them as much information as I could gather these past few months, my now lawyers & X believe whole-heartedly in my case & are moving forward.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude & thank you to @ElonMusk & @X for giving me an opportunity to bring my case to light.

As for me, I would love to pick up where I left off & continue my journey of creating & participating in story-telling, which is my utmost passion & everything I worked so hard for. It has been difficult to move forward with the lies & labels stuck on me, backed & encouraged by the most powerful entertainment company in the world. I am grateful someone has come to my defense in such a powerful way & look forward to clearing my name.

Thank you to all the people who have supported me & made your voices heard. I pray God blesses each & every one of you.

With love,

Gina Carano

With Elon Musk footing the bill for this lawsuit, it’ll be interesting to see what happens next.  If Disney will just back down, settle and try to move on, to try to avoid more bad publicity or stick to its guns, since it’s likely the contract with Gina will have clauses in place to deal with anything that could negatively impact the employer’s reputation.

It’s likely this situation is going to continue to escalate.  In the meantime, you can catch Gina Carano in the first two seasons of “The Mandalorian” and also the first “Deadpool” film on Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

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