Reason #23456 it’s hard to be a celebrity? Lawsuits. In the latest Hollywood lawsuit, Erlinda Elemen, Sharon Stone’s former nanny, alleges labor violations and derogatory comments related to her ethnicity.
RadarOnline.com reports that the former nanny claims she began working for Stone as an assistant nanny to take care of one of the actresses’ three children, but got promoted to lead nanny 2008.
Okay, let’s stop for a second and process the fact that Sharon Stone needs so many nannies for her three kids that there is a “lead nanny” and “assistant nannies.” Really? How busy was she in 2008, or ever outside of the ’90s that she needed that much help? I mean, really?
The former nanny says she moved into Stone’s house in 2008 and began traveling extensively with the actress and the children until she was terminated in 2011.
The lawsuit states that Stone made some not-so-nice comments about Elemen’s Filipino accent and heritage and told her not to talk to them because she didn’t want her children to “talk like you.”
Elemen also a alleges that Stone said Filipino people were “stupid” and wouldn’t let her have a bible in the house.
Then, the former nanny says that Stone would have her work 7 days a week at times but Stone accused her of “stealing” because she received overtime pay and went so far as to demand Elemen pay her back.
According to Elemen, Stone reduced her hours and pay and fired her for no reason in 2011. Elemen’s lawyer, Soloman Gresen said in a statement, “Because abuses in overtime pay are common for household employees it seems ironic that Ms. Stone initially did the right thing and paid Mrs. Elemen overtime wages and then terminated her for not accepting those same wages.”
For more visit RadarOnline.com HERE.
Hell hath no fury like a nanny scorned?