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Maid Claims Arsenio Hall Was No Meal Ticket

4/5/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arsenio HallHere's something to make you go "Hmmmmmm": Arsenio Hall is being sued by his ex-personal assistant/housekeeper.

According to a lawsuit filed Friday, Sonia Martinez worked for Hall from 1998 until September 2009 -- when she claims she returned from an injury-related absence, only to find she didn't have a job anymore.

Now that the gloves are off, Martinez is claiming she was denied meal breaks during her entire time working for Hall and that she was never paid proper overtime wages.

We don't know if the maid suffered a dramatic weight loss as a result of the meal break issue.

Hall could not be reached for comment.

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JLS    

Why is it funny that she says she didn't get her breaks? The comment about her weight is really in poor taste. Whether it's true or not, it was really nasty to state that.

1641 days ago
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nof    

She worked at Arsenio's for eleven years and he didn't let her eat?

In the lawsuit she should also include all of the toilet paper she saved AH.

That's at least like ... 100 rolls.


Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

...depending on her wiping tendencies, it could conceivably be a LOT more ...

Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

...this is likely going to come down to WHICH hand she wipes herself with.


Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

...and whether she's a righty or a leftie...

In order to collect a large sum she's going to have to wipe in court, and in order to prove true damages.


Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

A possible way to resolve this AMICABLY...

...Arsenio could allow her to KEEP all of the s*it she stole from him.


Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

If God sends me eleven billion dollars in an overnight package.

No way do I hire a house maid or a personal assistant.

Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

Look on the bright side, Arsenio, at least she's not going to have a press conference tomorrow and with Gloria Allred.

That's not scheduled until the 23rd.


Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

The settlement will almost CERTAINLY involve...

Arsenio having to buy her ...

...a new bus pass.

Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

Her book will be out in June...

But not to gain personally or to profit...

Rather...

To prevent OTHER maids from eXperiencing the same ordeal.

Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

Let's see have I left anything OUT ...

Oh, yeah...

Good thing I checked myself...

"Alfred," Bruce Wayne/Batman's butler?

Is going to write the forward...




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1641 days ago
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nof    

Her book tour is set in stone.

She's going to be on Channel 107, Channel 93 and Channel L is looking at this as we speak.

"Barnes And Noble" said no thanks.

Though she's welcome to stop by for coffee.



Nof

1641 days ago
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nof    

VIVID VIDEO has offered the woman forty dollars to appear in a new line being planned: "Celebrity Whatevers."

"Best part of this," adds a VIVID spokesperson, "(Is that) ALL of our videos involve eating..."

Nof

1641 days ago
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John E. Five    

Sounds like a bunch of BS to me. You'd think the housekeeper would have filed a lawsuit about the alleged lack of "meal breaks" and overtime pay right from the start, instead of after the fact. How long was the lady out of commission? The whole thing smells.

Sure, looks can be deceiving- don't get me wrong. I just can't picture Arsenio mistreating his staff members; especially out of the middle of nowhere. :-/

1641 days ago
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Jim in LV    

Real question is is how this unfunny hack could afford a maid in the first place.

1641 days ago
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