Date: 8th April 2002
Girlfight (2000) actress Michelle Rodriguez is breathing a sigh of relief after the assault and harassment charges against her have been dropped. The tough-girl actress' roommate Louise Ann Ward,, 21, filed the charges on 16 March (2002), claiming Rodriguez attacked her in their Jersey City apartment, punching her, pulling her hair and refusing to let her leave the apartment.
Ward suffered a swollen right eye and a laceration, while Rodriguez was treated for a bite wound on her arm. But on Thursday (4 April 2002) she told the Jersey City Municipal Court she did not want to go forward with the charges. The two women walked out of the courthouse together, with Rodriguez telling journalists, "Friends fight and then they make up. "