Rosie Perez Sues Law & Order over “real life” injuries from Television show


Actress Rosie Perez, in a wheelchair and neck brace at a White House event in 2009

Rosie Perez is not a happy camper. The Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez has filed a lawsuit against the producers of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” for the injury she suffered during filming of a 2009 episode in New York City.

In the documents filed last week Wednesday, Perez says she was “recklessly pulled, grabbed, yanked, wrenched and/or manhandled” during filming of the “Hardwired” episode on Sept. 9, 2009.

Her attorney, Brian O’Dwyer, told the New York Daily News that his Perez is suffering severe pain and has numbness in her arms. He alleges she’s been out of work for about a year.

The lawsuit names the producers of the show, which is broadcast on NBC. Representatives for the network have yet to publicly respond.