SoulTrain Dancer Rosie Perez Got Fired For Doing WHAT To Don Cornelius?

Posted On : July 10, 2015

Rosie Perez on "Soul Train"

Actress and former Soul Train dancer, Rosie Perez, has always admitted that she had some serious anger issues back in the day. In case you haven’t heard by now, things got way out of hand on the set of Soul Train when the unthinkable happened between Rosie and her boss, the late Don Cornelius, and let’s just say that neither Don, nor Rosie didn’t play that!

In her book, Handbook For an Unpredictable Life, Rosie Perez told the story of how she went through a LOT of torment as a child and was a ward of the state of New York by the age of 3. Her experiences of physical abuse at the hands of her Mother, the nuns at the Catholic children’s home she was sent to, and having to fend for herself, is what lead her to make the decision to do what she did to respond the way that she did when Don Cornelius made her angry. She says in hindsight, she thinks she overreacted, and this is what she said happened…