Housekeeper Sues Kobe Over Dog Poop

Wrongful termination suit alleges his wife made her handle it
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2009 5:47 PM CDT
NBA star Kobe Bryant kisses his daughter Natalia as his wife Vanessa, left, and daughter Gianna look on during a soccer game in April.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A former housekeeper for Kobe Bryant is suing the NBA star and his wife for wrongful termination, the Orange County Register reports, alleging that Vanessa Bryant “badgered, harassed, and humiliated” her and, as punishment for a laundry mistake, made her pick up dog droppings with bare hands. Maria Jimenez, fired last March, is seeking unspecified monetary damages; the Bryants have not commented.