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Rosie Perez Settles Lawsuit with Law & Order: SVU

Puerto Rican actress Rosie  Perez has settled a wrongful injury lawsuit with the popular television show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

The 47-year old actress said she suffered serious injuries in her neck and  back as well as nerve damage during a guest appearance on the show in 2009. The  episode, entitled “Hardwired,” involved a stunt scene where Perez was violently  shaken by an extra.

After undergoing two surgeries that totaled over $75,000 and left Perez  incapable of working, the actress filed a personal lawsuit against the show’s  producers.

According to the New York Daily News, Perez said she was negligently “grabbed, yanked, wrenched  and manhandled” while filming the scene. In a 2010 interview with Entertainment  Tonight, Perez compared the injuries to shaken baby syndrome.

Born in Brooklyn, Perez shot to fame in Spike Lee’s 1998 film Do The Right Thing before being nominated for an  Oscar in Peter  Weir’s 1993 film Fearless.

The suit, in which Perez had sought an amount that exceeds the sum of  surgeries, was resolved this week under confidential terms, according to the  actress’ lawyer.

The show’s production companies, Northern Entertainment & DDF Films, have  not commented on the matter.






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