Gina Carano is suing Disney over her firing from “The Mandalorian” — claiming she was punished for not toeing the political party line … and Elon Musk‘s backing her.
The actress — who got canned by the Mouse House in 2021, right in the thick of COVID — just filed suit against her former employer … alleging she was wrongfully terminated from her job over posting her political views on social media … something she claims didn’t happen to her male co-workers who made similar posts.
In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Carano claims she was fired for not conforming to “progressive orthodoxy” that was being espoused at the company and in the general public, especially as pertained to COVID policies at the time.
Specifically, Gina says a message she reposted that referenced persecution of Jews during the Holocaust — comparing that scenario to what was going on with folks who spoke out about COVID and other conservative-leaning positions — was what pissed Disney off.
While the company came out at the time to slam her for what they said was “denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities” … GC says her social media post wasn’t meant that way whatsoever, and that the context of what she was getting at got lost.
More importantly, Gina claims Disney didn’t fire her over performance — but simply for expressing political views that were considered unpopular and antithetical to Disney’s … and Gina says that was a legal no-no.
What’s more, Gina says other male costars of hers also made politically inflammatory comments online at the time — including when Mark Hamill was accused of liking a transphobic tweet — but Disney accepted their explanations and moved on.
Bottom line … Carano says her career was negatively impacted, and that she lost out on boatloads of cash considering her work was going swimmingly before things took a political turn. She’s suing for unspecified damages … but we’re guessing it’ll be a lot.
BTW, Elon and X are funding this lawsuit of hers — something EM vowed to do a while back. A rep for X says, “As a sign of X Corp’s commitment to free speech, we’re proud to provide financial support for Gina Carano’s lawsuit, empowering her to seek vindication of her free speech rights on X and the ability to work without bullying, harassment, or discrimination.”