Nanny: Sharon Stone Racist, Wouldn't Let Me Read Bible

Crazy lawsuit filed against actress

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 24, 2012 8:49 AM CDT | Updated May 24, 2012 10:50 AM CDT
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(Newser) – According to a new lawsuit, Sharon Stone hired a nanny … then wouldn't let her speak to Stone's children, lest they pick up her Filipino accent. This according to Erlinda T. Elemen, who worked as Stone's live-in housekeeper and nanny for five years, and who claims Stone made other racially derogatory comments around her. Elemen claims she was fired after she asked Stone to pay her overtime wages that the actress had originally withheld; Stone allegedly paid her but screamed at her and called her a thief, then fired her for taking the pay.

The craziness doesn't stop there: The lawsuit also claims Stone criticized Elemen for going to church and wouldn't let her read her Bible in the house at one point, and TMZ notes that Stone is also accused of calling Filipinos stupid and dissing their food. Now Elemen wants unpaid wages, plus damages and penalties, ABC News reports. Stone's publicist says Elemen is just looking for a way to "cash in" after being terminated, and calls the lawsuit "frivolous" and the claims "absurd," "made-up and fabricated."

Actress Sharon Stone arrives at A Better LA's In the Art of the City event in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 3, 2012.
Actress Sharon Stone arrives at A Better LA's "In the Art of the City" event in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 3, 2012.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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