Actress Rosario Dawson and her household are reportedly being sued by a transgender handyman who alleges that he was subjected to gender discrimination and assault whereas he labored for the household two years in the past.
Dedrek Finley, 55, stated he got here out to the household as transgender in December 2017. He claimed that they had been dismissive of utilizing male pronouns to seek advice from him and he claimed that Dawson’s stepfather advised him, “you’re not a person,” and “you solely suppose you’re a person,” in keeping with court docket paperwork filed Friday, The Los Angeles Instances reported.
The paperwork declare that Dawson, 40, and her mom, Isabel, dragged him by means of the window of a bed room after they advised him to maneuver out of Dawson’s mom’s former house the place he was residing in trade work, The Instances reported.
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“As soon as Mr. Finley was mendacity helpless on the bottom outdoors, Isabel, who’s considerably bigger than Mr. Finley, obtained on high of Mr. Finley’s physique and commenced punching him,” the court docket paperwork learn, Individuals reported. “Whereas beating Mr. Finley, Isabel screamed, ‘You’re not a lot of a person now,’ which was a transparent and denigrating reference to Mr. Finley’s gender id.”
Finley stated the household had initially requested him to maneuver from New York to Los Angeles and work for them full-time, renovating Dawson’s dwelling.
Dawson is the girlfriend of presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker who has spoken out towards transphobia.
Fox Information despatched an after-hours e-mail to the household’s lawyer and Dawson’s representatives and didn’t get an instantaneous response. She didn’t instantly reply to different information shops.
Dawson’s mom, Isabel Dawson, her stepfather, Gregory Dawson, and her uncle Gustavo Vasquez are additionally named within the go well with, The Instances reported.
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“The aggression that was proven to him by members of the Dawson household, and the character of that aggression leads one to suppose that motivations had been transphobic,” his legal professional stated, in keeping with The Instances.