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
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)

(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.

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Jul 1, 2014 7:21 PM CDT
wow big time story! for a second the earth stood still!
Jun 30, 2014 10:17 PM CDT
Hey Spudsy, we rebels, not yanks have to work some where.if you speak spainish we can send you brits more help.
Jun 30, 2014 10:17 PM CDT
!7 thou is pocket change to Emma.