Trans Handyman Accuses Rosario Dawson and Her Mother of Hate Crime

Rosario Dawson is really lucky that her boyfriend, Senator Cory Booker, never had a serious chance of becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, because she would have just wrecked them with the news that she and her mother have been accused of bullying and assaulting a trans handyman.

Page Six reports that Dedrek Finley is suing Dawson and her mother for transphobic abuse he suffered at their hands after he came out to them as trans, including Dawson telling him to get over it because he is “a grown woman.”

The most disturbing incident involved Dawson and her mother allegedly physically assaulting Finley.

Two months later, things allegedly turned physical between Finley and Rosario’s mother, Isabel Dawson, who is accused of dragging him by his arm out of a window.

As Finley was lying on the ground outside, Isabel, “who is substantially larger than Mr. Finley, got on top of Mr. Finley’s body and began punching him,” the complaint says.

“While beating Mr. Finley, Isabel screamed, ‘You’re not so much of a man now,’ which was a clear and denigrating reference to Mr. Finley’s gender identity.”

Rosario allegedly sat on top of Finley during the beatdown and “actively restrain[ed] him while he was on the ground to ensure that her mother could continue battering him,” the suit says.

Trans people have a lot of prejudice aimed at them, and trans men may get the worst of it because they’re so often excluded from the discussion on trans rights. It’s disappointing to hear of an outspoken advocate for human rights who outwardly has such good politics acting like this in private. We’ve still got a long way to go as a country.

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4 years ago

“Trans” is a loaded term. It does not give sufficient information. Put Shaquille O’Neal in a dress and he is trans. A Transvestite is simply a person who wears clothing intended for the opposite sex. A transsexual is somebody who identifies as a gender other than the one they were born with. “Trans” does not tell us which of these is the case, nor does it say if hormone treatments are underway, nor if a gender reassignment procedure has taken place. On a related topic, “trans” people often say that all they want is to be accepted for who they… Read more »