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Kobe's Maid Sues -- It Was the Crappiest Job Ever

3/25/2009 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe & VanessaKobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa are being sued by their former housekeeper, who claims Vanessa was incredibly abusive -- even demanding that she put her hand in a bag of dog feces to retrieve a tag from her blouse ... so Vanessa could deduct the cost of the blouse from the maid's salary!

Maria Jimenez claims Vanessa called her "lazy, slow, dumb, a f---ing liar, and f---ing sh-t."

In the lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Orange County, Jimenez claims Vanessa accused her of stealing her (mouth) retainer.

Jimenez says it got so bad -- Vanessa allegedly "badgered, harassed and humiliated Maria by yelling and screaming at Maria and criticizing her in front of Kobe, the Bryants' children, employees and other people in the household" -- she threatened to quit but Kobe talked her out of it.

The final straw: Vanessa went nuclear because Maria put an expensive blouse in the washer. Vanessa demanded that Maria put her hand in a bag of dog feces to retrieve the price tag for the blouse.

Maria says she wanted to quit and Vanessa responded that she "had to work until payday to pay for the $690 blouse, which she did."

Maria is suing for wrongful discharge, invasion of privacy and emotional distress and unpaid wages.

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16.

oh brother    

I hope the maid wins. That bucked toothed taco eatting Vanessa looks menstrual and should be deported back to Mexico.

2040 days ago
17.

BEBOP    

That same little wifey immagrant will bring him down one day. He has no prenup. This is going to be one of the most nastiest divorces ever. You know something is wrong, when you never hear a thing from his parents. I know they like their privacy, but you never see them at any of his games. Don't like Kobe, and never will. Just watch Kobe, it's going down, and she's gonna get paiddddddd. You coky SOB.

2040 days ago
18.

SheepareCool    

Being a celebrity sucks! Lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit!!!

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2040 days ago
19.

mothermercury    

Love seeing stuff like this out for all to see...........
Ever notice how the majority of folks with allot of money are rude and think they are better than those that do not have allot of money and work their ass's off for a living?
It's good to see stuff like this out in the open, (if it is true). Many in the 'lime light', want to be seen, noticed by all....as if everyone owes them. Shine the light on those that think they are better than everyone else, and treat others poorly. Let us all see their 'true colors'.
Put some more names out their TMZ!

2040 days ago
20.

Seriously?    

I believe it. I heard that Vanessa is a total evil psycho bitch. I hope the maid gets millions.

2040 days ago
21.

Chris    

This is probably true but to be fair to Vanessa the maid IS slow and dumb if she stayed there that long. She deserved it for not being smart enough to leave. I hope she gets nothing. Lame poll by the way.

2040 days ago
22.

kat    

Seems the wife thinks she is the star.

No wonder he f*&ks around on her.

I'd divorce the wife & keep the maid.

2040 days ago
23.

Jennifer Bouldack    

I'm sorry, but this is a load of crap. From all reports, it appears that Kolbe's wife is not a nice person or a nice boss. So what? It's not against the law to be a mean boss. If the woman's employer is unkind, she should quit and find other employment. Millions of Americans are working for people who are jerks. How many of you out there have a boss who is not nice to you?

You don't get to successfully sue someone just because they were a mean boss. Oh, you can sue them, just not successfully. All you do is make lawyers rich. This is a really stupid lawsuit. It does sound like Ms. Bryant is not a nice lady, but wasn't that pretty much well-reported already?

Oh, one last thing. Nobody can make you do anything. People always have the right to say, "No." If this woman didn't want to put her hand in feces to fetch a tag, she should have done what the waiter at the restaurant did and just say, "No," We have to take responsibility for ourselves, people.

2040 days ago
24.

Frisco    

Leave Kobe alone. what a bunch of idiots you all are and i agree with
#25. why should she "get millions"? for what???? she is a maid, you
don't like it, go back to your country or get another job. she is so
stupid. Even if Vanessa is a bitch, do we care, no! do we know her? no!
all you people writing in about her as if you know her...lmao!!!!!!!
you all kill me for how stupid you all are. My friend the
waiter...blablabla! you're friend is starting rumours cuz his life is
boring!!!!!!!!!! zzzzzzzzzzz. just like you all! lay off of Kobe and
his wife. your jealous streaks are showing and don't say you are not
jealous cuz if Kobe would come up to you, you would do him in a
second! his wife can be as mean as she wants. power to her!!!!!!
booyeah!!

2040 days ago
25.

handymike    

the maid should clean up!!!!!! with their money!!!!! long live the help, she's not a slave!

2040 days ago
26.

yeah....and?    

Ahhhhh, how cute, the doormat, I allow my husband to cheat on me because he buys me diamonds, & teenager wife, thinks she is a diva. That is just precious!

Please. she would be no different from any other teenaged mother if she had not hooked up with a basketball player, not that its a dream job, I would never want to be in the shoes of a woman who has a cheater for a husband. I don't care how money he makes. My sanitity is worth more then her pink diamond.

She NEVER has piece of mind. How could she? The second he leaves on a road trip her radar has to be up, which means she is a crab-ass all day thinking about her man giving it to a fan! No wonder she takes it out on the staff of her house.


Oh, by the way, heres some advice to divas out there, CLEAN YOUR OWN HOUSE and you won't have some stranger in your business telling the world how you REALLY are. Naomi, do you hear me too?

2040 days ago
27.

lost in lalaland    

Shame on ANYONE who thinks they can treat anyone like this. And when you're nothing but a glorified whore, it's even more disgusting. B-tch needs to be knocked down a peg or two, and I'm happy to sign up for the job.

2040 days ago
28.

stardust    

The crappy job is Kobe's , who would want a wife like that?

2040 days ago
29.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

Huh??

Does she want Kobe to rape her too.. is his bitchy wife slapping her with her gigantic diamond rings?

2040 days ago
30.

Jeff    

She went to work for Kobe and wasn't treated right.
Oh - the shock!

2040 days ago
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