Emma Watson in Hot Water With ... Immigration Officials

She may have had US housekeeper illegally work for her in London

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 30, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Here's something you probably never expected to read about Emma Watson: She could be in trouble with British immigration officials. Watson allegedly brought her American housekeeper with her to the UK on a tourist visa ... while the housekeeper continue to work for her, Time reports, citing the Independent. The problem? Visitors to the UK can't work while on a tourist visa, and the housekeeper was reportedly stopped by immigration officials, who are now investigating.

The housekeeper, who first started working for Watson in New York last year, allegedly spent three months in London with Watson between September and February, the Mirror reports. She was reportedly stopped because immigration officials received a complaint; they then questioned her about how she could afford her stay in London. Watson could face fines as high as $17,000.

Actress Emma Watson walks between buildings following commencement services on the campus of Brown University, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Providence, RI.
Actress Emma Watson walks between buildings following commencement services on the campus of Brown University, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Providence, RI.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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