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Hot Model Sues

Playboy Caused Me

Serious Labor Pains

10/22/2012 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A model who worked for Playboy for two days is suing the magazine for $225,000 ... all because she says the company didn't pay her on time.

According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this month, Sarah Stage claims she worked for Playboy on November 23-24, 2009 and the two sides agreed she would be paid $15,000 for her work.

Stage says Playboy agreed to pay her immediately ... but she didn't see a dime for weeks. Instead Sarah claims she had to repeatedly pester Playboy for her money until they finally cut her a check on January 11, 2010.

Stage claims that California Labor Law entitles her to 30 days worth of late penalties -- which would be her daily rates times 30 -- for a whopping $225,000 in late fees.

Stage is looking for the six-figure payout, plus attorney's fees and costs.

FUN FACT -- If Stage looks familiar to you, that's because she was one of Sacha Baron Cohen's "bodyguards" (the one on the right) when he "accidentally" spilled ash all over Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars. The more you know.

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Hey it happens all the time. With Corporations and agencies. We produced a spot for Pepsi with net payment due in 30 days. It was a massive commercial and my company put out almost $50,000 to produce, well 30 days turned to 60, 90 180 days. We called, pleaded and finally the answer I got was we are Pepsi, we pay when we want. dot like it sue us, and we will drag that out for another year. Similar situations with McDonalds, Coke... Corporations and the 1% that run them play by their own rules. They all suck.

734 days ago


You should pay Playboy for giving you exposure. And they should sue you for exposing yourself and claiming that your a woman.

734 days ago


a model working for Playboy screaming about not being paid (on time)? wow whiney. I've heard of so many women who'd kill to work even a hour for Playboy for free and she's whining about not being paid on time *cue the violins* sounds like a spoiled greedy brat to me.

734 days ago
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