The Verge:

As The Hollywood Reporter reports, Carano is suing Disney for discrimination and wrongful termination after she was fired following inflammatory and antisemitic posts on X (then Twitter) and Instagram. At the time of Carano’s firing, Disney said in a statement that “her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

As for the timing, Carano is filing the lawsuit now because Musk posted in August of last year that “if you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill.”

In a post on X, Carano says that she reached out soon after that to see if she qualified. “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,” she wrote. “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.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is seeking “a court order that would force Lucasfilm to recast her and at least $75,000, plus punitive damages.”

Elon previously had a spat with Disney — and advertisers in general — after the company pulled advertising from X, alongside many others. In a rant in November, he said, “If somebody is going to try to blackmail me with advertising, blackmail me with money, go fuck yourself. Go fuck yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is.”


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MuskWire TLDR:

Gina Carano, the actress who was fired from the TV show “The Mandalorian” following inflammatory and antisemitic posts on social media, is now suing Disney for discrimination and wrongful termination. According to the lawsuit, Carano believes she was unfairly treated and wants a court order to force Lucasfilm to recast her role. She is also seeking at least $75,000 in damages. The timing of the lawsuit is linked to a tweet from Elon Musk, who offered to fund legal bills for those unfairly treated by their employers due to social media posts. Carano claims that she reached out to Musk’s lawyers, who believe in her case and are moving forward. This lawsuit comes after a previous dispute between Musk and Disney over advertising on social media platforms.