Woman claims that she was fired as Sharon Stone's housekeeper after she injured her back, and was called "crazy" and "stupid"
Sharon Stone just can't seem to find good (or at least non-litigious) help these days.
"Basic Instinct" actress Stone has been sued by a domestic worker — the second one to file suit against her in as many years.
In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Angelica Castillo claims that she was fired after two-plus years as a housekeeper. Castillo claims that, after she injured her back while performing her duties, Stone refused to let Castillo honor her doctor's orders — going so far as to call her "stupid" and "crazy."
Castillo claims that, in June 2012, she injured her back while unloading groceries, causing her "extreme and severe physical pain."
According to Castillo, on Sept. 28, she was placed on modified duty at work by her doctor, and told to "undertake a brief period of bed rest." However, the lawsuit claims, Castillo was told that she was made to come into work that day. Moreover, she alleges, "Despite physician's orders to avoid lifting heavy objects, Plaintiff was required to perform her regular duties including but not limited to grocery shopping, lifting and moving heavy items as part of cleaning the residence."
A spokesman for Stone has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.
On Oct. 1, Castillo claims, while she was still in "severe pain," Stone "repeatedly yelled at Plaintiff for performing her duties more slowly, and called her 'crazy' and 'stupid.'"
Castillo says she was fired that same day, after Stone and other, unnamed defendants refused to even look at her doctor's report.
Alleging wrongful termination, wrongful retaliation, failure to provide accommodation and failure to engage in good faith interactive process, Castillo is seeking unspecified damages, plus a declaration that Stone has engaged in unlawful employment discrimination, lawsuit costs, interest, and attorney and expert witness fees.
Last May, Stone was sued by a woman claiming to be her former nanny, who said that Stone made disparaging remarks about her ethnicity and religious beliefs, and illegally fired her for receiving rightfully obtained overtime pay.
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