Rosario Dawson Pleased With Termination of Anti-Trans Assault Lawsuit
After accuser Dedrek Finley failed to respond to repeated court requests, his final remaining claims against the ‘Sin City’ actress and her family are tossed out.
AceShowbiz –Rosario Dawson has wished her discrimination accuser well after his case against her was tossed.
Trans Dedrek Finley, a longtime family friend who helped the actress with household repairs, filed a lawsuit against her alleging mistreatment and discrimination in 2019.
Last year (2020), he requested the withdrawal of several of his claims as his lawyer stepped down, and according to the Los Angeles Superior Court, a judge has thrown out the final remaining claims after Finley failed to respond to repeated court requests for documentation and an independent medical examination to reinforce his claims of mental and physical harm.
Speaking about the case, the “Sin City” actress says, “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 While the vast majority of the false claims had been voluntarily withdrawn last year – including every single false claim of discrimination – the court has now terminated the remainder of the case allowing us all to move forward.”
“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.”
This was not the first time Dawson addressed the lawsuit filed by Finley. In November 2020, the Ahsoka Tano of “The Mandalorian” told Vanity Fair, “The reason that all of the discrimination claims were dropped is because they didn’t happen.”
“I was raised in a very inclusive and loving way, and that’s how I’ve lived my entire life,” she explained. “I’ve always used my voice to fight for, lift up, and empower the LGBTQA community, and use my platform to channel trans voices, in fiction and nonfiction work that I’ve produced and directed. So I feel the record is really clear.”
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