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Chris Cornell

SUED By Very

Pissed off Maid

10/2/2012 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10/3/12 -- 11:25AM PST: 
Chris' lawyer, Howard King, tells TMZ, he believes the maid and her lawyer were just trying to make a splash in the media, adding, "The true facts are that Ms. Morales did not work full-time for the Cornells, was not fired by the Cornells and belatedly raises the spurious claims only after another one of her claims, for workers compensation for alleged injuries, was denied."

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Chris Cornell
's wife allegedly ragged on the maid -- now the cleaning lady is trying to take him to the cleaners. 

The Soundgarden frontman and his wife Vicky hired Elia Mora to clean their house back in 2006 and everything seemed hunky dory, that is until the day after XMAS last year.  Elia finished up for the day and went home. 

According to Mora's lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Vicky needed Elia to return to do more work, but Elia declined.  Elia claims that's when Vicky went nuts on her, berating her with a barrage of insults and then firing her.

So get this.  Elia now claims she worked 43 hours a week and never got overtime.  She also says she never got uninterrupted 30-minute lunches, and she never got uninterrupted 10-minute rest periods.

So Elia plans to clean up ... but this time in court. 

No immediate reaction from Cornell.

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zzyzx    

Elia, how about you drop this stupid lawsuit and we let you stay in the county. Deal?

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joaquina     

I believe that Vicky should just apologies to Elia Mora for they way she acted. Sometime the rich think they have the right to treat people horrible. Now if the tables where turned would Vicky like for Elia to treat her in that aspect. No she wouldnt. So Vicky get over your self and Apologies..

666 days ago
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Paul    

Send that maid back to Mexico. Those people are always looking for a free buck.

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Mumra the Ever Living    

Wow, she is not attractive at all.

666 days ago
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L    

Elia's going hungry

666 days ago
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get a life ho    

If the maid split early she should be fired and berated as maybe she might ;learn something .,.,.dam maids act like contract union employees .,
They are lucky they even have a job .,.,

666 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

First, I have no idea if this hard working maid is an American citizen or not.
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Second, if she is not an American and is in the country illegally, why did this ugly wife of a rock "star" hire the maid.
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Third, if she is deported, then I know exactly where to find her replacement. One of the many TMZ posters who comment all day but don't seem to work could take her place.
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Fourth, Soundgarden sucks.
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Fifth, She really is unpleasant looking - She must have other talents, if you know what I mean.

666 days ago
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Tammy    

How exactly does she plan to prove her claims? Are there timesheets her employer(s) signed that showed the worked hours without break or lunches? If she doesn't have proof, she's SOL big time!!

666 days ago
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mintjulep    

Don't ever **** with the hired help.

666 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Why does TMZ have that picture of Chris Cornell posing with Donna Versace? She looks slightly better with the brunette hair, but not very much.

666 days ago
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Alyssa    

Good luck with that one. He said/she said doesn't stand up in court.

666 days ago
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R    

Is that Jesus?

666 days ago
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Liz    

I hope the housekeeper has do***entation of her hours, or she is likely to lose. The uninterrupted lunch break is supposed to happen, but I know a lot of bosses violate that without even caring - they figure no one will risk a job by objecting to being interrupted. And I wonder if she'll be able to go back farther than 2006 - you'd think the statute of limitations would have run out by now. I know it's only 3 years in PA.

666 days ago
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BuffySummers    

Justice for Elia!

666 days ago
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craig    

who gets overtime at 43 hours a week?

666 days ago
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