News is being passed around the internet about Rosario Dawson being cast as Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian. Her face has the right shape, so she certainly looks the part. And she’s a competent actress. I’d believe her as Ahsoka Tano.
Nevertheless, it appears that Rosario may be “problematic” for the political activists at Lucasfilm.
According to NBC News:
Rosario Dawson and her family sued over alleged transphobic assault
The actor and girlfriend of presidential candidate Cory Booker allegedly attacked a transgender employee in Los Angeles, the lawsuit claims.
A transgender man alleges that actor Rosario Dawson and her family subjected him to transphobic harassment and violent abuse, according to a suit filed in a Los Angeles court.
Dawson, 40, is the girlfriend of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.
The suit, filed Friday, alleges that Dawson and three members of her family violated Dedrek Finley’s civil rights by discriminating against him for his transgender status. The suit seeks damages for that as well as battery, assault, emotional distress and several other allegations.
Neither the family’s lawyer, Alan Kossoff, nor representatives for Rosario Dawson immediately responded to NBC News’ request for comment.
According to the suit, Finley, 55, moved from Beacon, New York, to Los Angeles in December 2017 to work as a handyman for the Dawson family and “renovate and remodel Rosario’s personal residence,” which promised him consistent work. He later moved into a North Hollywood home rented by the family and soon after came out to them as transgender, telling the family that he would now be known as Dedrek and use he/him pronouns.
Immediately after Finley came out as transgender, “the family misgendered him multiple times each day, with deliberate indifference as to the appropriate way to address Mr. Finley,” the suit claims. Rosario Dawson, “acted with deliberate indifference and did nothing to correct the situation.”
“Instead, in response to Mr. Finley’s complaints, Rosario would respond to Mr. Finley, ‘You’re a grown woman,’” despite the fact that Finley had come out as transgender to the family.
On April 28, 2018, Finley alleges that the family worked together to assault him. Isabel Dawson, Rosario’s mother, allegedly dragged Finley by his arm out of a window and then attacked him.
“Once Mr. Finley was lying helpless 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 suit states. “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.”
The suit alleges Rosario Dawson assisted in the assault by sitting on top of him and “actively restraining him while he was on the ground to ensure that her mother could continue battering him.”
So now the question becomes when this gets out, will SJWs start screeching for Rosario Dawson’s removal from the show, as they did with voice actress Rachel Butera, who was quietly replaced from Star Wars: Resistance and has since disappeared like a Chinese dissident? Certainly, assault is a bit more serious than doing an impression, right? Only time will tell if SJW mob justice will take its natural course.
Thanks to Mr. Roboto for the tip.