|A Stupid Lawsuit?|
|Monday, June 04 2012|
Hollywood star Sharon Stone is being sued by her long-term nanny who, among other claims, accuses the actress of calling her stupid.
Erlinda T. Elemen has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation claims. Elemen claims that Stone insulted her accent, her religion and other aspects of her culture in the final months of her employment because, among other things, Stone forbade her from reading the Bible in her home, suggested Eleman is stupid because she's Filipino and told her that she couldn't speak to her three kids because the actress didn't want her children to "talk like you."
The lawsuit further claims that Elemen was fired from her head nanny, live-in position, after the actress discovered she was paid for overtime. According to news reports, Stone's accountants issued the payments because the nanny worked on vacations and holidays, which the actress did not approve.
Stone's publicist countered by saying Elemen was a disgruntled employee who first sought disability and worker's compensation payments.
"Now, she is obviously looking for another opportunity to cash in," Mr. Bloch wrote in a statement. "This is a frivolous lawsuit for absurd claims that are made-up and fabricated. Sharon Stone will be completely vindicated in court."
—Sources: laist.com and csmonitor.com