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Rosario Dawson Speaks Out After Anti-Trans Assault Lawsuit Dropped

Rosario Dawson Speaks Out After Anti-Trans Assault Lawsuit Dropped

Rosario Dawson is speaking out.

The 42-year-old actress spoke out on Thursday (May 27) following a dismissal of the case of Dedrek Finley versus Rosario Dawson.

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Back in October of 2019, Dedrek, a trans man and longtime family friend of Rosario‘s who also worked for them in Los Angeles doing household repairs, filed a lawsuit alleging mistreatment and discrimination including physical assault and anti-trans insults.

The case began to lose steam last fall, when the court granted Dedrek’s voluntary request to withdraw all but two of his claims. The lawyer representing him also withdrew from the case.

According to the Los Angeles Superior Court, a judge threw out those final remaining claims after he did not respond to repeated court requests for documentation, answers to questions, and an independent medical examination to reinforce his claims of mental and physical harm.

“My family is pleased that this baseless suit is over. While the vast majority of the false claims had been voluntarily withdrawn last year-including every single false claim of discrimination-the court has now terminated the remainder of the case allowing us all to move forward,” Rosario said in a statement.

“That these false claims came from someone we’ve known as chosen family for decades and who we were trying so hard to help out, as we have many times in the past, was very heartbreaking. Nevertheless, we have great empathy for him and have only ever wished him well.”

Rosario made an appearance at this high-profile political event earlier in the year.

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