Gina Carano has launched a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm.
The 41-year-old actress - who previously played Cara Dune in 'The Mandalorian' - has launched legal action against the companies after she was fired in 2021 in response to her controversial comments on social media.
Gina explained on X: "After my 20 years of building a career from scratch, and during the regime of former Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Lucasfilm made this statement on Twitter, terminating me from The Mandalorian: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
"Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is I was being hunted down from everything I posted to every post I liked because I was not in line with the acceptable narrative of the time. My words were consistently twisted to demonize and dehumanize me as an alt right wing extremist. It was a bullying smear campaign aimed at silencing, destroying and making an example out of me. (sic)"
Gina has been accused of racism and transphobia over recent years, while she was also previously slammed for refusing to comply with Hollywood's COVID-19 regulations.
The actress added: "Were my questions about masks, lockdowns and forced vaccines ok to ask and push the subject into the light? Should we have been allowed to publicly discuss those topics at that time without being harassed or censored? Absolutely.
"Hollywood says they support female representation and equal rights. Why then were my male co-stars permitted to speak without harassment and re-education courses or termination, but I was not afforded the same right to exercise my freedom of speech.
"Artists do not sign away our rights as American citizens when we enter into employment. (sic)"