Unfortunately for the once Hollywood Queen Sharon Stone, over the past few years the media coverage shifted from her career to the more embarrassing moments in her private life. Not as active as today’s stars, Sharon Stone is still a name that draws in huge audiences. Perhaps that’s why the media has been roaming about the lawsuit her former nanny has initiated against her.
The complaints the former nanny has against the movie star could be quite damaging if they prove to be real. Erlinda Elemen filed a nine-page complaint against Sharon Stone, and some of the allegations are not exactly easy to dismiss.
Erlinda Elemen worked as a nanny and housekeeper at the Sharon Stone residence for five years. During that time the former nanny claims the movie star has made derogatory comments about her Filipino ethnicity. Apparently, for Sharon Stone being Filipino meant “being stupid”.
The movie actress is also accused of making fun of her former nanny’s accent and asked her not to talk to the children. The nanny’s lawyer, Solomon Gresen explained the “Basic Instinct” actress made his client “feel as if her ethnicity was offensive and would somehow adversely effect her children’s upbringing”. Sharon Stone was also accused by her former nanny for being disrespectful with her religious beliefs. Allegedly the “Casino” star once told the nanny not to read the Bible in the house.
Obviously, Sharon Stone dismisses the claims. Her spokesperson, Paul Bloch said: “This is an absurd lawsuit that has been filled by a disgruntled ex-employee who is obviously looking to get money any way she can”.
Bloch explained that the former nanny was sued by Sharon Stone last year. The actress found that her staff paid Erlinda Elemen overtime for extra hours and asked her to give the money back. “After she was terminated approximately 1 ½ years ago, she filed claims for alleged disability and worker’s compensation. Now, she is obviously looking for another opportunity to cash in”, concluded Paul Bloch.
But, at least from the point of view of overtime, Sharon Stone could have a hard time proving the opposite. As head nanny, Erlinda was taking care of the actress’ three adopted children, at home and during travels. The state specifications say that nonsalaried employees should be paid for any extra work over the 8 hours a day.