Actress Sharon Stone is being sued by a former nanny, who claims the Hollywood star was verbally abusive and wrongly fired her.
Erlinda Elemen filed suit in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday. In court documents, Elemen alleges that Stone repeatedly demeaned her in front of the children she was hired to watch, including making insulting remarks about her Filipino heritage, Agence France-Presse reports.
The ex-nanny also claims that Stone told her not to read the Bible in front of the children, and directed her not to speak to them lest they adopt her way of speaking.
Hired by Stone in 2006, Elemen was eventually made the children’s live-in nanny. She was fired in 2011, allegedly after Stone discovered overtime payments for holiday trips.
In the court papers, Elemen says Stone accused her of stealing for taking the overtime payments and demanded that she repay the money.
Elemen requests unspecified damages and unpaid wages in her lawsuit.
This is not the first time Stone has been sued by a former worker. Last year a court found in favor of a worker who fell on her property, awarding him $232,000 in damages.
Representatives for Sharon Stone called the current lawsuit “frivolous” and termed Elemen a “disgruntled” former employee, who had filed for disability and workers compensation after she was fired, and suggested that the ex-nanny was simply trying to get “money any way she can.”