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Sunday 26 October 2014

Sharon Stone sues nanny

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Sharon Stone is suing her former nanny amid claims the woman stole $9,500 in cash from her California home.

The 55-year-old actress has filed suit against Erlinda Elemen in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to TMZ.

Court documents obtained by the website claim Stone loaned the woman who was hired to look after her children $12,500 in 2010, but was only paid back $3,000.

According to the report Elemen stopped making payments in January 2011. She was apparently fired the following month.

Stone is suing for $9,500 plus interest.

Elemen was reportedly employed by the Basic Instinct star for several years and travelled extensively with Stone and her three sons until she was terminated.

The women have been tangled in a legal battle for the last year.

Elemen initially filed suit against her former boss in May 2012, claiming the actress made derogatory statements about her Filipino accent and said her people were “stupid”.

She also alleged that she sometimes worked seven days a week, was not allowed to have a bible in the star’s home and claims Stone accused her of “stealing” for getting overtime payments and demanded the money was returned.

“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 accepting those same wages,” the nanny’s lawyer Solomon Gresen said in a statement.

Elemen claims that Stone is in violation of labour laws and had filed a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing in February 2012 alleging harassment, failure to prevent harassment and retaliation, among other things.

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