Lawsuit of Gina Carano (Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian”) against Disney: Musk is funding the fight for “wrongful” dismissal
The famous MMA fighter and actress who played Cara Dune in The Mandalorian was fired in 2021 due to controversial statements on social media and transphobic jokes.
The firing of Cara Dune
Controversial statements and transphobic jokes
Former MMA star and actress who played the role of Cara Dune in series "The Mandalorian", was fired in 2021 due to her controversial statements on social media and jokes containing transphobic elements. Her dismissal caused heated discussion in the media and among fans.
Comparison with the political situation in the USA and pogroms
In addition, Cara Dune compared the political the situation in the USA with the Jewish pogroms in Nazi Germany. The comparison sparked outrage and led to accusations that such statements were inappropriate. Lucasfilm executives called Kara's posts "disgusting and unacceptable."
Lawsuit against Disney
Cara Dune is currently suing Disney. Last August, businessman and billionaire Elon Musk offered help to anyone who felt they had been unfairly fired because of their social media posts. Cara Dune agreed to use Musk's help and is currently pursuing a lawsuit against Disney.
Cara Dune's demands
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is demanding a court order that would force Lucasfilm to bring her back to The Mandalorian and compensate for the damage caused by her dismissal. The amount of the claim is at least $75,000, plus additional punitive damages.
Elon Musk's relationship with Disney
Elon Musk's relationship with Disney and other major advertisers after their ads appeared next to his controversial social media posts. Several companies have stopped advertising cooperation with Musk, and he himself has repeatedly spoken negatively about them.
Commentary by Cara Dune
In an interview, she said: “To my surprise, I received an email from the lawyer my lawyers hired to look into the situation. After "In conveying to them all the information that I have been able to gather over the past months, my lawyers and Elon Musk sincerely believe in the justice of our case."
Cara Dune's status in The Mandalorian
In the third season of The Mandalorian, Cara Dune's character was explained in one sentence - she was "recruited by a special unit" and now she helps the New Republic maintain peace in the galaxy. Thus, her absence from the series is justified by the plot.
- Lucasfilm is a film studio specializing in the production of films and TV series, including The Mandalorian.
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- Elon Musk's tweet about help in legal cases
- Cara Dune's tweet about the court case and Elon Musk's support
- The Hollywood Reporter article about Cara Dune v. Disney Case