Lawyers for Disney filed a motion on Tuesday to throw out the lawsuit brought by former “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano in February for discrimination and wrongful termination.

In the filed complaint, she argued that the company unlawfully retaliated against her for expressing her personal political views – views at odds with Disney’s preferred ideology.

The motion filed today argues that Disney has “a constitutional right not to associate its artistic expression with Carano’s speech.”

Carano was let go from the series in early 2021 after a social media post in which she reportedly compared being a Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust.

According to the company’s motion, that post was “the final straw… Disney had enough”. The company put out a statement the same day saying it had no plans to hire her in the future, and her comments were “abhorrent and unacceptable”.

Whilst Carano sued under a California law prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees for political activity, Disney argues in its motion that there is a broad exception for companies whose business is to engage in speech like newspapers and entertainment companies.

The case touches on the controversy over speech rights on social media with X owner Elon Musk agreeing to fund Carano’s lawsuit against Disney.

Source: Variety

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