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Maid to Candy Spelling: Gimme a Break

4/16/2009 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You know the recession is hitting everyone when gazillionaire Candy Spelling is being accused of trying to screw her housekeeper out of a few bucks a day.

Candy Spelling

Candy's ex maid has filed a lawsuit against Tori's mom, accusing her of tightwad employment practices at her Beverly Hills mansion -- specifically making her clock out for ten minute breaks twice a day and not paying her for the downtime.

The lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, says Candy's people insisted they were required by law to give the maid relief -- but apparently the maid thinks relief without money is no relief at all.

Oh yeah -- the maid got fired. She's asking for unspecified damages.

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31.

Rhea    

People who are rich think that they bought a right to be cruel and a passage to the lowest kingdom. I like rich people and poor people who are kind and sensitive to human dignity. It's too bad Candy devoid of aesthetic and lack of harmony.

1925 days ago
32.

Michael Madsen    

Vermin - you can't get good help these days... Hey... this ho's not a lawyer or a doctor... she cleans toilets... what's she want 100K a year? get real and get on your knees and start swishin'... gibbles like this are lucky to work in a house like that... ungrateful washhag

1925 days ago
33.

Michael Madsen    

20. I've been told, by people "in the know," that Candy has a nasty habit of masturbating her pet dogs.

Posted at 11:00PM on Apr 16th 2009 by Sidonia Krutch

THat's sooo 90210...

1925 days ago
34.

Only swim in the Ocean    

America is infested with strange creatures that feel if they work for a rich person, they deserve a 'cut' of that person's wealth. Same as the useless among the productive workers for large corporations who have the same delusions of entitlement.

No decent and reasonable person would bitch about 20 minutes of pay when they were doing menial and straight-forward work that anybody who cared to could do. The work itself is like a 'break' for most other employed people.

This is the type of person who would routinely take home valuable possessions of their employer with the logic that 'she doesn't need it'.

Shame on her lawyer.

1925 days ago
35.

sandy    

I guess the maid wants to be paid for cigarette breaks? Seriously, she should shut up and be thankful for a job! If I were paying someone to clean my house, I wouldn't want them slacking, either.

1925 days ago
36.

hahaha    

typical NEW MONEY behavior - cheap, ignorant, with a short term view

1925 days ago
37.

Joanna    

CANDY can keep all her money because in the end that is all she's gonna have, is her money, NO FAMILY, NO FRIENDS and most of all NO LOVE for her. When you die, your money doesnt go with you so she should really change her ways. How much money does one person need to live? SHe's gonna die a lonely old lady with bags of cash. Sad.

1925 days ago
38.

opi    

Read the complaint. The maid is required under law TO BE PAID for her breaks: "The California Department of Labor Standards...provides that such a REST PERIOD IS PAID AND COUNTED TOWARDS HOURS WORKED. The regulation requires the rest period time shall be counted as hours worked for which there shall be NO DEDUCTION FROM WAGES."

1925 days ago
39.

guy rich    

FIND GOD!

1925 days ago
40.

Terri    

My sentiments exactly Jill, for you people posting complaining about the maid and that she won't win, doesn't deserve a break etc., READ THE COMPLAINT for god's sake, it's all right there legal paperwork on record, state of California employment code, for every 4 hours of service work, a 10 minute break (PAID) is required -- whether Candy Spelling wanted or approved of it or not, she was breaking the law. Therefore, the maid will win her lawsuit and rightfully so. You are ugly Candy Spelling inside and out, and I think you and the late Leona Helmsley could have been sisters (wouldn't suprise me if you were friends while she was alive, or perhaps you may have been enemies since your personas seem to be quite alike).

1925 days ago
41.

opi    

Tori's first husband, Charlie Shanian, said on the Dr. Keith Ablow show that the Spellings asked he and Tori to change the date of their wedding from July 4th, to July 3rd, because they didn't want to pay the wait staff time and a half for overtime on a holiday.

1925 days ago
42.

Oh Please    

There has to be more to the story than that. I suspect Candy wanted this woman gone and rode her butt until she left. The very wealthy are notoriously cheap. My father owned a marina and a very wealthy family (I can't say the name, but you would recognize it in immediately) and they owned an Island in Naples (Port Royal) Florida. The only access was by boat and my father had a contract with mr rich man to allow his boat captain to ferry the guests back and forth. Every few days the boat would bring supplies over to the Island. Of course everything was bought in bulk. Mr rich man was checking out the supplies and actually counted every bunch of bananas on the order. Low and behold!!!!! One bunch was missing and Mr rich man accused everyone of stealing it. This went on for over an hour and my Dad was steaming. He was ready to tell this arsehole to get the F off his property. Finally, Mr Rich man's lackey found the bunch somewhere on the boat and 3 were missing. He insisted the lackeys pay for it. Strange

1925 days ago
43.

opi    

This suit seems a natural to become a class action suit against Spelling by all the workers like this one, harassed for taking breaks they are entitled to by law, told to clock out for breaks when that is illegal, they are SUPPOSED to be paid. All the people they have ripped off and all the money they have and she hoards for herself is absolutely SICKENING.

1925 days ago
44.

LULU    

OBVIOUSLY CANDY HAS FORGOTTEN WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK FOR MINIMUM WAGE...DIDN'T SHE WORK AT JAX IN B.H. IN THE OLD DAYS BEFORE AARON? SHE'S SO SELF CENTERED, IT'LL COME BACK TO BITE HER IN THE BUTT ONE OF THESE DAYS, AND SHE'LL WONDER WHAT HAPPENED!

1925 days ago
45.

sheesh    

Candy Spelling is a psychotic B*tch who thinks she owns the world. She could have shared all that money with her kids but she said Aaron left it to her, so what was she to do. GIVE IT AWAY YOU MORON!!!!!

Anyone see Tori on the Bravo A List awards? She was very funny in her speech.

1925 days ago
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