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Constitutional Law

Apr. 12, 2024

Disney claims free speech right to fire actress over tweets

Elong Musk is funding the lawsuit by actress Gina Carano, who was fired for tweets the entertainment company objected to.

Lawyers representing The Walt Disney Company on Wednesday said their client has a First Amendment right to dismissal of wrongful termination claims by an actress who alleged a series of tweets she posted led to her firing from a “Star Wars” television show.

The federal lawsuit is being funded by Elon Musk’s social media platform X, formerly Twitter. During Musk’s bid to acquire Twitter, the multibillionaire declared himself a “free speech ...

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