Elon Musk has stepped in to support Gina Carano’s legal battle against Lucasfilm, as she seeks $75,000 in damages and requests the court to oblige Lucasfilm to reinstate her role in The Mandalorian. Carano’s exit from the show followed a controversial Instagram post drawing parallels between the treatment of Jews by Nazis and the political landscape for Republicans.
The lawsuit alleges wrongful termination and retaliation, asserting that Carano was dismissed for expressing her opinions and resisting online criticism. It further accuses Lucasfilm of fostering an environment of ideological conformity.
Carano argues that she faced disparate treatment compared to male co-stars who made similar posts without facing repercussions. She emphasizes her constitutional rights as an American citizen and extends gratitude to Elon Musk for his support.
Musk, known for his commitment to defending free speech, has shared Carano’s statement and invited others to join the lawsuit against Disney. His company has expressed pride in backing Carano’s legal efforts as part of its dedication to championing free expression.