Sharon Stone sued by former nanny for racist remarks
Sharon Stone’s former nanny is going for bust with a damaging lawsuit accusing the “Casino” star of racial harassment, sweatshop conditions and wrongful termination.
In her nine-page complaint, Erlinda Elemen claims Stone repeatedly subjected her to painful “slurs” related to her Filipino ethnicity and heritage during her five years as a live-in housekeeper and nanny.
She claims Stone made derogatory comments about her Filipino accent and food and told her not to speak to the children because she didn’t want them to “talk like you.”
Stone “equated being Filipino with being stupid,” the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges.
Elemen claims Stone was “dismissive” of her deeply held religious beliefs, criticized her for attending church and once forbade her from reading the bible in the family's house.
Her complaint contends Stone sometimes used her services seven days a week, on holidays and during trips out of town but that the actress balked after she learned Elemen was paid overtime for the extra work.
Stone allegedly accused Elemen of “stealing” the overtime pay in January 2011 and fired her a month later when the nanny refused to give the money back, the lawsuit filed by lawyer Solomon Gresen states.
Stone’s camp denied the allegations. "This is an absurd lawsuit that has been filed by a disgruntled ex-employee who is obviously looking to get money any way she can," Stone spokesperson Paul Bloch said in a statement.
The “Basic Instinct” beauty has three sons that she adopted in 2000, 2005 and 2006.