Rosie Perez sues producers of 'Law & Order: SVU'

May 18, 2011 - 8:58 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez is suing the producers of television's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," alleging she was injured during the filming of a 2009 episode in New York City.

Perez says in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that 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, tells the New York Daily News that his client is suffering severe pain and has numbness in her arms. He says she has 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 and the show did not immediately respond to email requests for comment.