Bob Iger Dodges Lawsuit Question

Disney CEO Bob Iger refused to comment on the lawsuit filed against Disney and Disney-owned company Lucasfilm by a former The Mandalorian star in a recent interview.

The Mandalorian is one of Disney+’s biggest hits, with Pedro Pascal at the helm.

Former MMA fighter turned actress Gina Carano appeared in several episodes across the first two seasons of the show and has been public about her dismissal from the project following some controversial posts on X, formerly Twitter, in 2020.

Carano has now filed a lawsuit against the entertainment giant and Lucasfilm, with it funded by X owner Elon Musk, and when asked if he had a comment on the lawsuit in a CNBC interview on Wednesday, Iger just replied: “None.”

CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, arrives for FX’s “Feud: Capote vs. The Swans” premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on January 23, 2024. Bob Iger refused to comment on a recently…


Iger joined CNBC’s senior media and tech correspondent Julia Boorstin to discuss Disney’s joint venture with Warner Bros. Discovery and Fox to create a special streaming bundle and its partnership with Epic Games, among other points, but was quick to swat away talk around the lawsuit.

Boorstin started the conversation with: “I have to ask you about Elon Musk, tweeting overnight that after funding a lawsuit from a fired Mandalorian actress against Disney, that he will fund any Disney employee that wants to sue you. What’s your response to this?”

Iger simply said: “None.”

An account on X shared a short clip of the interview on the platform that has divided social media users.

His short answer was enough for some who shared messages such as: “Perfect answer. Thanks Bob,” “Boom” and “This is the best response really!”

A few presumed that Iger’s legal team articulated for him not to answer any questions linked to the case, with an onlooker stating: “The lawyers have said STFU Bob,” with a second adding: “When the attorneys have said ‘you say NOTHING.'”

Diving into Iger’s career, a social media user said: “Of course he has no response. If he does then he’d only be handing Elon more ammo to go after him. Iger has stepped in it too much lately. Lost $1 billion in the box office. Takes more than twice the revenue stream to generate only $2 billion more than Netflix. He’s a joke.”

The individual appears to be alluding to box office losses at recent Disney films that had not performed as positively as expected, with it previously reported by Variety that Disney made $80 million less than Universal in 2023.

A Musk supporter online chimed in: “Bob is scared … he f’kd with Elon and he’s getting ready to find out.”

“Go Elon!” a cheerleader for the Tesla CEO added.

Newsweek has reached out to Disney’s press team via email for comment.

On Tuesday, fired actress Carano took to X with her statement which started: “Today is an important day for me–I am filing a lawsuit against @lucasfilm & @Disney.”

In detail, she laid out her issues with both Disney and Lucasfilm and added: “I would like to express my deepest gratitude & thank you to @ElonMusk & @X for giving me an opportunity to bring my case to light.”

Her full statement can be read here.

Carano’s 2020 hot topic posts that feed into the narrative of her parting with Disney involved mocking those who wore masks during the coronavirus pandemic and comments about voter fraud during the 2020 presidential elections.

Musk himself reshared her statement, adding the caption: “Please let us know if you would like to join the lawsuit against Disney,” which anchor Boorstin referred to in the interview.