Rosario Dawson And Her Family Are Being Sued For Allegedly Abusing A Transgender Employee

October 19, 2019 / Posted by:

Rosario Dawson? Like – Kids’ Rosario Dawson? Potential Future First Lady of the United States of America Rosario Dawson? Bleeding heart liberal, Battle in Seattle Rosario Dawson? Yeah, that one. TMZ reports that Rosario, her mother Isabel Celeste, Isabel’s husband Gregory and Isabel’s brother Gustavo are being sued by a former employee who is transgender and accusing Rosario and her family of assault, battery, trespass, discrimination, and civil rights and labor violations.

Dedrek Finley, who went by Deidre prior to transitioning, had reportedly known Rosario’s family for decades in NYC before being asked to move to L.A. to work for them in 2017. Dedrek says that he didn’t let them know about his transitioning until he arrived in L.A. That’s when things allegedly got really bad. He says that he lived in a house on their North Hollywood property rent-free in exchange for renovations he did for them.

Dedrek says that the abuse started when Rosario’s family continued calling him by his old name and used female pronouns in reference to him. He says that he complained to Rosario but she didn’t do anything about it. And worse.

He claims Rosario also engaged in transphobic abuse because when Dedrek complained, Rosario allegedly said, “You’re a grown woman.” He claims he corrected her, but she replied, “Whatever.”

Er, maybe she was really late to the set that day? *cringe*

Things came to a head in April of 2018 when, according to Dedrek’s suit, his working hours were cut and he was asked to move out.

Dedrek claims Isabel knocked on his door on April 28, and when he refused to discuss the issue with her … she got violent. He alleges she threatened to kill his cat, and then ripped the screen off a window and pulled him outside through it. Dedrek claims she then started punching him and screamed, “You’re not so much of a man now.”

Dedrek claims that Rosario was on-hand for this incident but, again, wasn’t a huge help.

He says Rosario then yelled, “Mom, stop being petty.” He says he thought she was coming to his defense, but instead he claims Rosario helped pin him so her mother could continue the beatdown.

Things are a whole new level of crazy if yanking someone through a window so you can beat them up is being confused with pettiness. Dedrek then says that one of the women – he wasn’t sure whether it was Rosario or Mom – confiscated his phone so he couldn’t call for help and because they allegedly knew that he allegedly had video of Big Mama threatening him from earlier in the year on it.

In the suit, he says he was eventually able to scramble inside Rosario’s home where he grabbed a phone and dialed 911. Police responded and Dedrek says he was taken to a hospital for treatment — and the very next day he got a restraining order against Isabel.

Despite the restraining order, Dedrek Finley remained living on the property until that September when he says that they forced him out by shutting off his gas and making living conditions deplorable.

Rosario hasn’t commented as of yet. If this is true, this is some serious shit. Cory Booker probably just started composing his “sorry, you’re just not First Lady material” breakup text. Then again, this is our current political climate so this very well might help him at the polls considering the world we now live in.


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