Sharon Stone sued by former nanny for harrassment
Legal panel weighs in on case
- Duration 6:30
- Date May 24, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on case
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Kelly -- back in session on the docket today Sharon Stone hit with some harsh accusations.
The casino star accused of racial harassment.
Sweatshop conditions and wrongful termination by her former head that nanny.
Our Linda element is suing her claiming -- don't repeatedly insulted her Filipino ethnicity during her five years as a live in housekeeper -- nanny.
Among her complaints that stone told her not to speak to her three sons so they wouldn't speak like her.
She criticized the nannies church attendance and wouldn't -- -- read the Bible in the house.
Not to mention she demanded that overtime pay be returned to her this is all according -- -- -- lawsuit -- spokesperson calls the lawsuit absurd it.
But does she have a case joining me now mark I -- defense attorney former prosecutor and David -- also.
Defense attorney and former prosecutor -- -- so this woman comes forward after five years of employment she got booted a year or so ago David.
What I don't understand the claim what what is what is she's how she's saying she was harassed.
Well I mean Megan there's so many violations of the labor labor code in California it's hard to know where to begin -- -- she's saying.
That issue is her accent was belittled and be rated she was told not to talk to stones children's the children wouldn't have a Filipino accent.
She worked so hard again I've had -- before -- -- other people would have had know how hard they work.
She earned overtime pay which is by law in California required and when she demanded the pay.
She got the pay and then stone insisted she returned -- -- she wouldn't so that that's when she was fired.
And that's the retaliatory firing aspect of this -- to make it and that can engender punitive damages not just a part in that tens of thousands of dollars.
But it 101000 dollar penalty for each and every violation of labor code so if this is true -- there are witnesses maybe she kept a diary.
Stones gonna take a soaking in this one.
-- Now that -- Dave who I respect so much is dead wrong on this.
They're probably aren't any witnesses the reality is like a sudden I could sum this up in one question.
If she truly was -- -- To the extent that she must -- that's her only recourse to restore her to house she was to make our whole.
The question is four years of abuse.
Why didn't she simply make like a red truck.
And all -- Upbeat.
Because you know what when you're -- you're humiliated.
And you are some of them a victim of abuse on the job the remedy is not to leave the job pack your bags and just go away stop.
Nearly half day the law provides employers write an employee's rights.
That provide a remedies for this type you know would really -- -- Fed eventually punitive damages you can't you get things you guys bugging you so much -- just get out of my house I had.
Just updated April sees fit.
It's stolen allegedly tells her you can not read that Bible in this house.
Well now she's got two options one is to accept it what -- -- you know what that's unacceptable to me no one will speak to me that way -- not a fear.
Instead she chose this day and by the way she can walk away from his job she was fired in 2011 should still be working for.
That and stones lawyers that we're about said this is an absurd lawsuit that's been filed by at this -- Gruntal ex employee.
Who they say David was terminated a year and a half ago filed claims for alleged disability -- workers' comp.
And now -- looking for what they call another opportunity cash and I want to ask you this David.
If she told nanny that she wasn't allowed to read the Bible in stone's house.
She is allowed to say that to her nanny you can tell your nanny don't read while I'm paying you.
Yeah that's just the tip of -- -- -- I get that I don't see how and what we know really where I got more grass something else what's where's the rat -- and I think make make in the humiliation and -- to sort of a racial element here when you tell -- the nanny.
Don't talk to my kids because I don't want them sounding like you.
That type of impermissible racial harassment is not allowed by California law is -- the -- and it's got.
Not a nice how long does it does not enticing as say if it was anybody in any illegal is unlawful mark.
May -- I don't know but if this woman had broken English if she didn't speak English correctly.
Is it -- for the for the -- to say you're not the one I want interacting with my children on when -- considering.
It is offensive.
It's assuming it's true right it's outrageous.
I disagree -- But it's not unlawful and you know what if you're allowed -- to your employer for being abusive and not being nice.
Open up off flood gates to the civil lawsuits -- that's so true mark that that's.
Very but where -- a lot lying thieving British has a line data from being sort who has the luck you know I don't eat your your English is broken and therefore I don't really want you to be the one who's doing all the interacting with the children.
-- -- from that to targeting her because of her ethnicity which would not be allowed.
I think that's what happened to -- how it's how as the nanny.
Not going to interact and talk to the children and I don't get that good bush isn't so maybe she has oversaw the -- and yeah they wanted to play they ought to let me -- -- planet -- mark.
This -- the front of -- jury mark Megan you have you have a very rich Hollywood starlet who lives in Beverly Hills against AE.
-- wage you're nanny who's asking for to be made whole again.
This isn't gonna look pretty in front of a jury that's the problem Sharon Stone that's not gonna lie pretty David and -- what's.
Instead here's here's let's not gonna look pretty she was -- in 2006.
And in 2008.
She was then promoted to head -- what did she just become Filipino that -- pick up that accent with all of her alleged.
-- -- stolen still promoted her and allowed her into the home.
I don't get it I don't see how that.
-- he's not planning while she's an outstanding -- she was promoted any of the idea that she's fired simply because she requests that she's allowed to keep for overtime wages.
It's outrageous -- What got -- -- until we don't know what -- with the stories of the night but these celebrities are very easy targets.
And you know when somebody I'm Danny comes out starts making allegations it's even worse for these stars because the the nanny did live in -- home and they can say whatever they wanna say.
And unfortunately this country there's -- there's like a desire to want to believe bad things about celebrities whether they're true or not so keep an open mind.
See how this -- Willies out Donna thank you.
They make -- human.