Rosario Dawson is addressing the dismissal of a case against her.
In Oct. 2019, friend Dedrek Finley, who is transgender, was doing some household repairs for Dawson. Finley then filed a lawsuit against Dawson alleging mistreatment and discrimination, including physical assault and anti-trans insults.
Last fall, Finley withdrew all but two of the claims.
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“Counsel is unable to continue to provide effective representation to client because of client’s actions and inactions during the pendency of this case. To protect the attorney-client privilege, no further details regarding this assertion can be given,” Finley’s lawyer wrote at the time.
A judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court threw out the final two charges on May 21 after Finley did not follow up on requests for documentation, an independent medical examination, nor answers to questions.
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Dawson tweeted on the dismissal:
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 Dawson (@rosariodawson) May 27, 2021