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
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)

(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."

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May 25, 2012 5:59 AM CDT
I ran a home health business in Beverly Hills and can attest to her sentiment. All my employees were Filipino nationals.The food is disgusting and reeks up the house for days, it's also unhealthy, causes hypertension and stored improperly causing flatulence and of course they're flinging that almighty bible all over the place irregardless of the clients views. They cant seem to see that it's this repressive religion that created the economic situation in their country in the first place forcing them to seek employment abroad. The Filipinos who were born, or raised here however are some of the loveliest folks I know. Even snagged one for myself; love that titi!
May 25, 2012 1:48 AM CDT
Yea, it was so bad that Stone imprisoned the nanny, Erlinda, & made her work there at gunpoint. Who is this illegal alien kidding. Firstly this "nanny" stayed because it was a much better life than living in the slums of Manila. This woman made tons of extra $$ sending American goods back home to be sold on the black market, as most US based Filipinos do. This woman was probably angry that Stone didn't sponsor her extended family to receive Green Cards. Erlinda feasted for years. She is a greedy pig.
May 24, 2012 11:16 PM CDT
This sounds like true prejudice and bias toward ethnic and Christians to be fabricated or made up.