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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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31.

SuzyCreamCheese    

Wonders why all these folks forget where they came from?

2016 days ago
32.

rjinchi    

another nobody bitch with a crappy attitude. Why is it that when a bo-body bitch marries a celebrity they think they can get away with treating folks like crap? I hope the maid get millions.

2016 days ago
33.

Laker Fan    

This is probably true... but who cares! Kobe has enough money to pay her out. This should never even have gone to court, he should have handed her a cool 10 Gz and let her go. This crazy maid needs to stop looking for easy money and go pick strawberries or something. Kobe works hard for his money and so should she.

Kobe for MVP again this year and when Bynum comes back its a wrap.. 2009 NBA Champions

2016 days ago
34.

mypugsteve    

Vanessa is an evil, spoiled white trash bitch!!!!!! I have had the opportunity of waiting on her high maintenance bitchy attitude, and there is no reason for her rude behavior. She married the cheatin basketball star, so if she has a problem with him cheating on her all time, now everyone knows why, she is a BITCH!!! Kobe probably can't wait to be on the road away from her. She actually started a fight with Vanessa Williams in the stands. Yep, the bitch is CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2016 days ago
35.

Trice    

Now we understand why Kobe cheated and his family cant stand her

2016 days ago
36.

Megan    

She's dumb as hell for staying with Kobe anyway. So I know her decision making isn't all that great

2016 days ago
37.

Carter    

How could you misplace a retainer big enough to cover those choppers???

2016 days ago
38.

punchapap    

There's Kobe doing that damn thing with his tongue again. Talk about a nervous tick.

2016 days ago
39.

Slyth    

That was a good one Team Maid!! Hahahaha, she should be taken to ciudad juarez! You know what happens to females there? Hahahaha.

2016 days ago
40.

MEME    

@ #10....you have to be a bitter white woman.

The bitch opened her nasty legs to Kobe most likely before he even asked her for sex...as well as three other men within 24hours without even changing her dirty underwear. You tell me if that sounds like a woman a muli-millionaire mega star needs to rape? I think f**kin not!

P.S the bitch wasn't even that pretty.

2016 days ago
41.

Laker Fan    

What a bunch of Kobe haters... Hes gonna win another MVP and NBA title this year.. you swear he cares who his maid is... he can just hire a new 1.

2016 days ago
42.

Slyth    

Laker Fan, why would she go pick strawberries? Are you saying that simply because the maid has a spanish name? Yea, Kobe works hard for his money and so does the maid. How would YOU like to be Vanessa's maid? Hahahaha. You probably wouldn't sue her, you'd probably kill her!! LOL.

2016 days ago
43.

Anita    

Oh come on!
This is just another case of the hired help trying to make a fast buck.

Vanessa has a right to walk around nude in her own house,geez.

And no one can "force" anyone to put their hand in dog poop, least of all tiny Vanessa.
This story is full of holes.

2016 days ago
44.

XOXOX JANICE    

I could care less if people allow her to act like a bitch and treat them bad then she will. Thats anyone who cares. I love kobe and yes #26 I do believe half of the chicks on here would do kobe if he approached them. I SURE IN THE HELL WOULD. I have seen him up close in person he is HOT and is a nice guy, he was very kind to my son. I also seen vanessa up close and she seemed welcoming even though I seem to be her only competition in the room and yes I caught Kobes wondering eye while vanessa was out of sight. Yes Kobe I was thinking what you were thinking!

2016 days ago
45.

`Reggie Noble    

She is a total Bizznatch.
We did work for them, the Bryants. Naturally, they wouldn't pay upon completion. Ended up in court.
She sucks ballsacs as a person.

2016 days ago
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