Rosario Dawson is being sued by a former employee – a transgender man who alleges the actress and family assaulted him because of his sexuality
- Rosario Dawson, 40, is reportedly being sued by a former employee and friend, a transgender man, who claims the actress and her family assaulted him
- Dedrek Finley claims he worked for Dawson and her family, even moving from New York City to Los Angeles in 2017 at the request of her mother, Isabel, 56,
- Their relationship fractured in April 2018, when Dawson’s mother got violent with her, Finley claims in a lawsuit
- Finley claims he came out to the Dawson family after they moved to California
- He claims they did not take this well, and repeatedly referred to him with female pronouns and used her old name
- Finley complained to Dawson about this, but she did nothing
- Eventually there was a fight with both Rosario and Isabel beating him up
Rosario Dawson, 40, is being sued by a former employee who is alleging the actress and her family assaulted and disrespected him.
Dedrek Finley, who was previously known as Deidre before coming out as transgender, moved to Los Angeles from New York City after being requested to do so by the actor and activist’s mother, Isabel, in 2017.
Dedrek says he knew the Dawson family for decades while living on the East Coast but it wasn’t until he moved out west he came out to them.
Rosario Dawson, 40, is reportedly being sued by a former employee and friend, a transgender man, who claims the actress and her family assaulted him
Dedrek was living in a separate home on Rosario’s North Hollywood property and did not have to pay rent but did agree to carry out renovations on Rosario’s house.
In the lawsuit, Dedrek claims that when he came out as transgender the Dawson family did not appreciate it.
He claims Isabel, 56, husband Greg and her brother Gustavo would still continue to call him Diedre and use female pronouns according to TMZ.
Dedrek also claims he complained to Rosario about the problem several times but she never did anything to stop it.
He also claims that Rosario also engaged in transphobic abuse. After Dedrek complained, Rosario is alleged to have said, ‘You’re a grown woman.’
Dedrek Finley claims he worked for Dawson and her family, even moving from New York City to Los Angeles in 2017 at the request of her mother, Isabel, picture right, next to her daughter Rosario
Upon him correcting her, she apparently replied, ‘Whatever’.
Things took a turn for the worse when Dedrek’s hours was drastically cut, and then he was told he needed to move out.
When Isabel knocked on Dedrek’s door on April 28, 2018 he apparently refused to discuss the issue with her.
Dedrek claims Isabel became violent and she threatened to kill his cat before ripping off the screen window and pulling him through it.
In the lawsuit Dedrek claims that she started punching him screaming, ‘You’re not much of a man now.’
The alleged assault then continued with Rosario’s permission who yelled, ‘Mom, stop being petty.’
Dedrek says he believed that Rosario was going to come to his defence but instead claims she helped pin him down so her mother could continue beating him.
The suit details how he eventually scrambled inside and managed to call 911.
Police arrived on scene and took Dedrek to hospital for treatment.
The following day he got a restraining order against Isabel.
Aside from acting, Dawson is busy as a political activist. She is now dating New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, leftl, who is running for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.
Dedrek says he was essentially forced out of his home five months later in September after the family allegedly shut off the gas and made his living conditions inhospitable.
The lawsuit sees him suing Rosario, her mother, stepfather and uncle for assault, battery, trespass, discrimination, civil rights and labor violations.
Dawson’s representatives have not commented yet.
Aside from acting, Dawson is busy as a political activist. She is now dating New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who is running for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.