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Sharon Stone counter-sues Filipina nanny


Sharon Stone. File photo

LOS ANGELES – Sharon Stone has counter-sued her Filipina former nanny, who is pursuing the US actress for wrongful dismissal and harassment including racist abuse, new court documents show.

In a breach-of-loan-agreement action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court this week, the “Basic Instinct” star says Erlinda Elemen owes $9,500 of a $12,500 loan she made to her in 2010.

Elemen, who worked as a live-in nanny for Stone until she was sacked in 2011, repaid $3,000 between August 2010 and January 2011, but then stopped repayments to the 55-year-old actress.

Her lawyers announced last year that she was suing the actress. A judge has ruled that the former nanny had provided enough evidence to support her charges of harassment, failure to prevent harassment, retaliation and wrongful dismissal.

Stone’s lawyers sought to have the case — which has a tentative trial date of July 30 — dismissed, arguing that comments by the actress did not amount to harassment.

“All we have is that Ms Stone made comments about Filipino food, Filipino accents,” said lawyer Daniel Gutenplan.

When the lawsuit was announced in May, the actress’s publicist slammed the legal action as “absurd,” claiming the ex-nanny was simply trying to “cash in” on Stone.

The lawsuit claimed the star equated being Filipino with being stupid, and ordered her not to speak in front of her children so they would not “talk like you.”

Stone also banned Elemen from reading the Bible in the actress’s home, even though the live-in nanny looked after the actress’s three children and frequently traveled with them.

Elemen, who was hired in October 2006 and was promoted to head live-in nanny two years later, was dismissed in February 2011, after Stone learned she was paid overtime when traveling with the children and on holidays.

In 2011, the actress was ordered to pay $232,000 in compensation to a worker who injured his knee after slipping and falling in her backyard in 2006.


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  • riza888

    How is it that if Fil-Ams did something bad Filipinos put a blame on them being Pinoy. But when Fil-Ams accomplished something good, Filipinos say they are not really Pinoys anymore, but are American?

  • boybakal

    Sharon Stone counter-sues Filipina nanny….

    This is good.
    That Filipina nanny is a disgrace among filipinos who work as caregivers, wetpu cleaners,nannies.
    Filipinos have never been in a lawsuit like this. They are the most like workers.

    For sure, this nanny wanted more money from Sharon, she should be given Stone instead.

    • randyaltarejos

      Why say negative things against that Pinay? If you’re pretending only as a half-baked Pinoy, better shut up your mouth. You’re a shame to most Pinoys. In the first place, you don’t know what you’re talking about. You were never a party between that Pinay nanny and Ms. Stone. You don’t know anything!

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      “All we have is that Ms Stone made comments about Filipino food, Filipino accents,” said lawyer Daniel Gutenplan.

      The lawsuit claimed the star equated being Filipino with being stupid, and ordered her not to speak in front of her children so they would not “talk like you.”

      BOYBAKAL you are as idiot as Sharon Stone,don’t you know that?. Inaapakan na ang lahi mo okay parin sa ‘yo.Gago ka .It is not about money but how we Filipinos as a whole were badly treated by your equally ignorant and equally idiot Sharon Stone,You go to hell.

  • Matashari

    “Sharon Stone wants her 10k back” is the better headline of a foreign newspaper. Pretty much shows how petty she seems to be (ano ba sa kanya ang 10k). Malamang amo from hell nga siguro siya :)

  • Barney Stinson

    I’d do this Stone chick, even in her 50′s.

    • headhunter

      yo, who wouldn’t?

  • antinutcase

    Darn, I thought only Malaysians abuse the Filipinos ( if some of the posts made by a few readers here are to be believed ). Apparently , ‘our’ United States ( in keeping with the way PurpleDaisy13 refers to the citizens of The United States of America) are also allegedly commiting the same crime ?

  • Mux

    The solution is simple: Arrest them for smoking. :)

  • trav man

    … if all filipinos aim to just work as domestics/nannies etc overseas rather than learning and applying their so called college degrees for the benefit of the country or working overseas …. then they deserve to be stupid for wasting their brain for such jobs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      TRUE.

    • pinoydin

      Wala na kasi halos makuhang trabaho sa atin… kung meron man,masyadio maliit sueldo…maghihikahos pamilya mo.

    • shane oy

      yeah you are right we work in our country not as nannies but as political co-terminos earning meager incomes not even enough to feed a single person with decent meals. Or we work at SM, Robinson, etc where after six months you are in the streets again to find a new job not because you did not perform well in work but simpy because you are contractual. Let me tell you this = the Philippines is simply F U cked Up by stupid policies. So we -the domestics helpers and nannies and etc are stupid for striving for something that will give us a decent living.

  • Billy Reyes

    Even in our own country we dehumanize the way we speak our National Language, how come the Tagalog people called Visaya Accent the worst part of speaking national language, They bully Visayan Accent right which is discrimination too.,
    Isn’t that a same argument here, I don’t think its the grammar issue it could be the Accent.

    • shane oy

      you know visayans cannot be accepted in call centers simply because of accent.

      • Billy Reyes

        I know, even the National Budget all goes in Luzon Area… That’s why our country is falling apart & stuck to the mud. The Imperialism Manila got everything & very little left to the Provinces…

      • ApoNiLolo

        I know you’re ignorant. There are call centers in Cebu City manned by Ilonggos and Cebuanos.

  • makabayan

    Palaban talaga si Ms. Sharon Stone!

  • Susie Percy

    Sharone Stone, you degenerate white monkey…suck a big black banana,,,everyone knows you’re good for it!!!kayo mga pepinos..huag masiado mabait. wala kayo alam sabihin kundi mam at sir sa mga puting mga UNGGOY na yan!!Produkto ng estuupidong kultura ninio.



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