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Gina Carano praises Elon Musk for supporting her in lawsuit against Disney

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Calendar Icon22 March 2024

Gina Carano, the former star of Disney+'s "The Mandalorian," has opened up about her highly publicized firing, shedding light on the behind-the-scenes drama and her ongoing legal battle against Disney in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Carano, known for her right-libertarian-leaning views, faced intense public scrutiny and ultimately lost her job at Disney due to tweets and Instagram posts covering contentious topics such as COVID-19 vaccines, masking, Black Lives Matter, transgender rights, and the 2020 presidential election.

In the interview, Carano referred to non-conformity as the "unforgivable sin in Hollywood" during times of heightened emotions worldwide. She has since filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company for alleged wrongful termination and discriminatory treatment based on her political views, seeking compensation for "millions in lost income."

X Corp, owned by tech mogul Elon Musk, announced funding for Carano's legal battle as part of its commitment to free speech. Carano praised Musk's decision, stating, "Elon Musk is using his money to fight massive injustice battles."

Her legal team contends that Disney attempted to coerce Carano into conforming to their cultural and political views and fired her when their bullying tactics failed.

Carano also revealed details about her interactions with Lucasfilm and Disney HR, including a Zoom meeting with transgender representatives from GLAAD and a declined invitation to join a Zoom meeting with Disney and Lucasfilm's LGBTQ affinity group.

Despite public controversy, Carano defended her actions, citing a 20-year career in the industry and emphasizing that her intent was never malicious, as exemplified by her "boop/bop/beep" Twitter bio controversy.

Fox News Digital reached out to Disney for comment but received no response.

In a revealing moment, Carano disclosed an exchange with her former co-star Pedro Pascal, who suggested she put "#transrights" in her feed to appease critics. However, Carano opted against it, emphasizing her aversion to hashtag activism.

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As the legal battle unfolds, Disney has until April 9 to respond to the petition. Thus far, Disney's only comment came from CEO Bob Iger, who offered a terse "None" when asked about the lawsuit by a CNBC journalist.


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