Actress Sharon Stone has been hit with a lawsuit accusing her of harassment, retaliation and other forms of mistreatment of her former nanny, TheWrap.com reports.
Erlinda T. Elemen, a former nanny to Stone’s three children, filed the suit claiming that Stone mistreated her, demeaned her ethnicity and religion, and accused her of stealing overtime pay, the story reports.
In September 2008, while Elemen was in Stone’s employ, Elemen claims in court papers that Stone denigrated her Filipino culture, complained about her attending church, and forbade her from reading the Bible in her room.
In a statement from Stone’s publicist, the lawsuit was characterized as frivolous. Elemen was labeled a "disgruntled ex-employee who is obviously looking to get money any way she can."
The publicist’s statement declares, "Sharon Stone will be completely vindicated in court."
The story reports: “Elemen says that she was fired in February 2011, after refusing to return overtime pay that she’d earned while traveling with Stone’s kids and on other occasions such as holidays. According to the suit, Stone accused her of ‘stealing’ the overtime pay from her and told her it was ‘illegal’ for her to receive the pay.”
Elemen is seeking unspecified damages for wrongful termination, harassment, failure to prevent harassment, and retaliation, the story reports.