With all of the news Disney has been announcing this week, CEO Bob Iger doesn't have time to comment on the lawsuit brought forth by former The Mandalorian actor Gina Carano.
In a wide-ranging interview ahead of Disney's earnings report, Iger was asked his thoughts on Carano's lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm.
"None," the CEO said, moving on from the controversial topic.
It was reported earlier this week that Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm for discrimination and wrongful termination. Carano, who played the fan-favorite character Cara Dune in the hit Disney+ series, was fired after posting what Lucasfilm deemed to be a series of "abhorrent and unacceptable" social media posts.
In now-deleted posts on X (formerly Twitter), the former MMA fighter turned actor likened the treatment of American conservatives to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany. Carano had also previously criticized mask-wearing during the pandemic and made false allegations of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
With the financial backing of X owner Elon Musk, Carano is now suing Disney, alleging she was fired because she “dared voice her own opinions” against an “online bully mob who demanded her compliance with their extreme progressive ideology.”
Carano is at least $75,000, plus punitive damages, and a court order that she be recast on the show.
"As for me, I would love to pick up where I left off & continue my journey of creating & participating in story-telling, which is my utmost passion & everything I worked so hard for," she said Tuesday. "It has been difficult to move forward with the lies & labels stuck on me, backed & encouraged by the most powerful entertainment company in the world. I am grateful someone has come to my defense in such a powerful way & look forward to clearing my name."
Iger's comment, or lack thereof, doesn't necessarily mean he doesn't have thoughts on the lawsuit. On the contrary, he's probably advised not to speak out on the issue. So instead, he chose to focus on some of Disney's more exciting announcements, like Moana 2 releasing later this year, Disney investing in Epic Games, and more.