Sharon Stone's childrens former nanny Erlinda T. Elemen sued against the superstar on Wednesday has been sued by her children's former nanny for harassment and wrongful termination. She also objects that the star repeatedly insulted her Filipino heritage and insulted her accent, her religion and other aspects of her culture in the final months of her employment. But the actress opines that her, nanny's Basic Instinct is "absurd."
Erlinda Elemen, who was fired by the actress in February 2011, claims Stone, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Casino," forbade Elemen from reading the Bible in the actress' home..
"This is an absurd lawsuit that has been filed by a disgruntled ex-employee who is obviously looking to get money any way she can," Stone's rep said in a statement to Us Weekly. "After she was terminated approximately one and a half years ago, she filed claims for alleged disability and workers compensation. Now, she is obviously looking for another opportunity to cash in."
"This is a frivolous lawsuit for absurd claims that are made-up and fabricated," the statement continued. "Sharon Stone will be completely vindicated in court." Stone has three adopted sons, Roan, 12, Laird, 7, and Quinn, 5.
Elemen's attorney, Solomon Gresen, however, said the lawsuit will also draw attention to the issue of overtime pay for domestic employees. The suit alleges Stone accused Elemen of "stealing" the overtime pay.
"A common problem for employees in household occupations concerns the receipt of overtime and other wages," Gresen told The Wrap. "When a celebrity does it, it only serves to draw attention to the fact that there are thousands of people who are being underpaid. Hopefully, the publicity generated from this lawsuit will be of benefit to others and will prompt some change in the lives of ordinary citizens." The former nanny is seeking unspecified damages.