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Flo Rida

My So-Called Ex-Assistant

Is a Thankless Parasite

2/7/2012 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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No good deed goes unpunished -- at least according to Flo Rida's lawyer, who claims the so-called ex-assistant that's suing the rapper is an ungrateful freeloader who took advantage of his generosity.

TMZ broke the story ... some woman named Mahogany Miller filed a lawsuit against Flo Rida, claiming the rapper worked her to the bone last summer for a paltry $3.08 an hour. Miller claims she confronted Flo over the low wages, and he fired her.

But Flo's lawyer Sandy Becher claims she's delusional -- telling us, the girl was never officially hired as an employee in Flo's office ... she was an unpaid volunteer, who begged to work for him as a first step in the music biz.

According to the lawyer, she was unqualified for an official position, so Flo took her under his wing as an intern-type worker -- occasionally paying for her lunches or gas money, but nothing was ever guaranteed.

What's more -- Flo's lawyer says the rapper didn't fire Miller because she asked for money ... he fired her because her "behavior was inappropriate for the workplace environment." He wouldn't specify why.

Flo tells us, "This is ridiculous that I gave someone an opportunity out of the goodness of my heart and now sadly I am being falsely targeted."

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Pudding Tang    

Let that be a lesson to you Flo, trying to save money on unqualified personnel that you know will pull a 'Pilar Sanders' on you.

897 days ago
2.

Tom Brokaw    

lets be honest, Flo Rida was banging this chick and this is how a black business man deals with his affairs, what is with steroid jacked up producers thinking they can rap and look normal in music videos? like are you gay Flo Rida or what? this works in your favour if you are dawg, just saying

897 days ago
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Julies    

What a self-important douchebag he is. Yes, we have all worked to learn a trade, but it was a fair exchange. Plus, people gotta earn money to live and this wasn't a part-time gig. Let's hear what he really did for this girl to earn free labor besides promise her things and inflate his relevance. Flo comes across as greedy ego obsessed little man.

897 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

what more can she ask for given being 'unqualified' to make copies 3.08 and plus TIP

897 days ago
5.

obama'saracist    

yo flo let it go you can own some one the slaves be free

897 days ago
6.

Truth    

THERE'S ALWAYS TRUTH TO EVERY RUMOR... I DOUBT SHE WAS JUST A COAT-TAILER LIKE HE CLAIMS. CHANCES ARE THIS THUG GANGSTA RAPPER PROMISED HER OR LEAD HER ON IN MANY THINGS INCLUDING POSSIBLY BANGING HER. THEN WHEN SHE SAYS PUT UP OR SHUT-UP OR THIS SO-CALLED PROMISES, HE CLAIMS SHE'S "UNQUALIFIED" AND NOTHING IS IN "WRITING". THIS DUDE IS THE TYPE THAT IS IN THEN SAME CATEGORY AS THE RAY GAY CROWD. NO SYMPATHIES AT ALL... #TRUTH!!

897 days ago
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craig    

so he banged her and didnt know what to do with her after he was done,through her in the office for 10 bucks a day until she kishes?

897 days ago
8.

Miss Greta    

I hope she's pregnant with his babby!

897 days ago
9.

R.Clueless    

What did she expect would happen?

897 days ago
10.

Carl    

Even if his story is the more correct one he could be in a lot of trouble. Unless the ONLY money she got was reimbursement for business related expenses she would probably qualify as an employee. You can't (legally) randomly pay a "volunteer" from time to time. The law is very weighted towards the employee/volunteer in these cases because far too many employers try to get away with underpaying people by trying to get creative with how they classify their worker.

897 days ago
11.

Mumra the Ever Living    

From the look of his eyes, I think her primary job was to fill and light his crack pipe.

897 days ago
12.

parlayer    

blame your sloppy ass ways on the back of anyone is the deff. of a "Low Life" get a real thug job, like Football.

897 days ago
13.

campy    

His name spells Florida. Has that occurred to anyone else?

897 days ago
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Mary P    

There's one thing that will tell the truth. Did she file income in the form of independent contractor or tips from 2011? Or did she get a W-2? If it goes Flo's way, she likely won't file on the income reported. If it goes her way, and she was getting an actual paycheck, Flo's accountants would be paying her and filing it - even if it was "paid internship".



All that aside - sounds like Flo's story is more believable here. In honesty, who the heck works for 7 months, at apparently 60+ hours a week and then decides gee, I'm not getting paid enough? All the work she alleges she did and she had never had a single job before in which it would have told her she was not making even minimum wage?



And for those saying that even an intern gets paid - uh no. There are actually very few paid internships out there. A few are, a few more are unpaid with travel expenses and the rest - ALL 100% unpaid. Radio stations, TV stations, movie industry, stock brokers, investment firms, just to name a few - all unpaid internships.

897 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Another who dat moment.

897 days ago
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