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Rob Lowe Spanks the Nanny in Court

4/8/2009 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rob LoweRob Lowe just won a huge victory in his bitter lawsuit against his former nanny -- and it's a decision that will have a big impact behind closed doors in Hollywood.

Lowe sued Laura Boyce for allegedly violating the confidentiality agreement she signed, by blabbing all over town that the Lowes did horrible things around her. Lowe claims Boyce was telling people his wife, Sheryl, did things like walk around naked in front of the nanny and comment about the penis size of the nanny's boyfriend -- claims the Lowes deny.

In a stunning decision yesterday, the judge in the case rejected Boyce's claim that the confidentiality agreement was invalid, on grounds it violated her freedom of speech rights.

The judge has effectively told a bunch of celebrities it's still safe to hire help and make them sign agreements that they won't spill secrets for fun or financial gain.

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puhllleeez    

I wouldn't doubt what the nanny says, but she should have gotten the hell out of Dodge rather than deal with whipped Lowe and his domineering manly wife Sheryl.

1933 days ago
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stewie griffin    

Rob can spank me anytime :)

1933 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

Hey, Omni - did you do script outlines for Matlock... I recognize the linear, one dimensional follow through...
Here's a little clue to the truth... Nanny smears celebrity for money... period.
Walking around naked? In her own home? My gawd, better sue that bitch... making comments about her boyfriend's penis? If the Nanny's boyfriend had a penis the size of Lowe's maybe the Nanny wouldn't have the time for frivolous, heresay lawsuits...
Fake-O, make-believe lawyers like you scare me....
Please... no massacres...or suicides either. Sheesh.

1933 days ago
19.

Bonnie    


A valid contract doesn't trump a crime of course. Oh wait. This is Hollywood. My bad.

1933 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

What's the crime, Jenny? Living in your own house with a scheming, loser Nanny.
In Hollywood, if the Nanny can't break up the marriage of her employers by banging the husband... they sue for defication...I mean defamation. My bad.

1933 days ago
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PornStarRetired    

I knew Cheryl Berkoff very very well back in the 80's when she was one of the top make up artists in the porn industry. She screwed every major sports figure out there and is a total party girl. She said Rob was a sad man and she felt sorry for him and that they had known each other since grade school. Remember she married Emilio Estevez and it was anulled in less than a couple months. He gave her a BMW and said GET LOST. A real hush hush story but true. Cheryl belongs back in porn where it suits her.

1933 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

And also... little known fact about Cheryl... she changed her name to Berkoff from Jerkoff.

1933 days ago
23.

Ed    

WHERE'S THAT BITCH GLORIA ALLRED NOW?!!! ROB SHOULD SUE GLORIA ALLRED FOR DEFAMATION AND BREAK HER FINANCIALLY! GO ROB! IN THE FUTURE, HIRE A MALE NANNY. MOST WOMEN ARE SHORT ON INTEGRITY THESE DAYS.

1933 days ago
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We love blonde hottie dude!    

Well, Well...this should wipe that smirk off that gold digging, arrogant, hired helps face....can't trust anyone anymore..and who cares what Sheryl did back in the 80's, so what she worked in the porn industry..as a make up artist! At least she was making her own living and not sitting back expecting tax payers to foot her bills. Not everyone has mommy and daddy for a safety/ money net. who cares. Go Lowes!
Stupid nanny...practice saying "Would you like fries with that?"

1933 days ago
25.

Tim    

I fail to see what the Lowe's have done wrong. Does the contract say that his wife WILL NOT walk around the house naked? On what grounds does the nanny place blame on the Lowes? The nanny signed a contract and then willfully went about breaking said contract. She didn't have any grounds to sue.

1933 days ago
26.

Flyboy    

You go Rob! When I lived and worked in Dayton Ohio, Rob's father was my attorney. Chuck and his family are the greatest people, and even though Rob had his share of problems early on, he's turned out to be a fine young man, a very good actor and a good human being. Anyone who say's any diffferent just doesn't have a clue to what they are talking about. There is just too much BS in this world about others. If you can't say something nice, don't open your stupid mouth! I should be so lucky my boys grow up to be half the man Rob is!

1933 days ago
27.

Disgusting    

Wow, #6 that is really well articulated. Perhaps Gloria Allred is too busy with her media appearances to draft a proper complaint.

This would be the same position re: liability clauses in business contracts. A liability clause does not permit someone to be professionally negligent.

1933 days ago
28.

Louise    

Well......the judge may have ruled, and he may have won - but isn't the damage already done? Even if the allegations are false - they're still "out there" and this would be true for everyone. The claims may be false, but it's like accusing someone of rape - they may be innocent, but the stigma remains.

1933 days ago
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mzwrit    

This woman is just a gold digger, looking for some way to make a quick buck. If she didn't like the way she was being treated, which I am sure didn't happen over night, or the way the Lowes lived, I am sure they weren't holding a gun to her head to make her stay. So quit complaining, and go get yourself another job somewhere. It doesn't matter how her lawyer approached the agreement, and omni, you are way over your head with ideas, as you know as well as everyone else here, that when it comes to murder, that doesn't hold up anyway, quit trying to be so outlandish.

1933 days ago
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