A closeup of Cara Dune.
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How Good Are Gina Carano’s Odds In Her Mandalorian Lawsuit Against Disney?
Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune on "The Mandalorian,” is currently suing Disney for discrimination and wrongful termination.
Carano was fired three years ago for "social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities" that were deemed "abhorrent and unacceptable."
Her complaint alleges that Disney and Lucasfilm harassed and defamed her for not conforming to their views on issues such as Black Lives Matter, pandemic lockdowns, and pronouns.
Carano also believes that Disney mistreated her compared to her male co-stars, such as Pedro Pascal, who has been outspoken politically on social media.
"Political ideology has become a subject of retaliation and hate, and it's now moving into the workplace," said entertainment attorney Tre Lovell, founder of The Lovell Firm.
"California has a separate statute that prevents firing someone based on their politics. So, this is now being tested in the entertainment industry,” Carano added.
According to attorney Camron Dowlatshahi of Mills Sadat Dowlat LLP, Disney might have had a clause in Carano's contract that protects them from such a suit.
Additionally, Carano also made comparisons on social media, likening being a Republican today to being a Jewish person during the Holocaust.
Carano is also seeking to be reinstated as Cara Dune in "The Mandalorian," but legal experts are skeptical that this could happen, and her remedy would be limited to monetary damages.