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Bad Boy Ent.

Sued By Unpaid Intern

How Dare You Make Me Get Coffee?!

8/20/2013 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0515_p_diddy_getty_articleSean Combs is a corporate tyrant who had the audacity to force an unpaid intern to ... gasp ... GET COFFEE ... this according a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

The ungrateful person behind the suit is Rashida Salaam -- who claims she took a gig as an unpaid intern for Bad Boy Entertainment from January 2012 to May 2012 and couldn't BELIEVE the kinds of work they had her do for free:

-- answering telephones
-- getting lunch and coffee for paid employees
-- making deliveries
-- gift-wrapping presents
-- decorating the office during holidays

Just torture ...

Salaam probably has a real case, thanks to recent changes in the law regarding unpaid internships (no more free labor for course credit) ... but we're guessing she's probably hurting her chance at landing a full-time gig with the company by filing the suit.

We reached out to BBE for comment -- so far, no word back.

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NnoTime    

Let's see find the biggest star that will accept you as an intern. Then knowing that internships are for resume, let's see how much we can destroy that star by capitolizating on "their success" and be as big of a thief as we can be for a massive payday and a tiny amount of notoriety for being a low down leech.

373 days ago
62.

Ltaters    

YOU DICKWADS AT TMZ OBVIOUSLY HAVE UNPAID INTERNS. There is NO reason someone should have to work without pay. Having internships (many times full time) have become a requirement if you want a job in your field, which isn't fair, and many employers aren't nice to their interns because they get new ones every semester. Not everyone can afford to work for free!

373 days ago
63.

Papichulo168    

Bank of America intern actually died after working 3 consecutive 24 hour shifts.

373 days ago
64.

Dee    

What holidays, between Jan and May, did she have to decorate for???

373 days ago
65.

Boo    

Rashida is not being ungrateful. Unpaid internships are supposed to be a learning experience for the intern instead of free labor, in whatever context, for the company.

373 days ago
66.

BigWilly    

Ungrateful? for what spening yourself into debt just so you can be slave labour to some of the richest people in the world? Unpaid internships favor those with wealthy parents, otherwise you can't survive. You try coffee while paying off collage loans and working full time for nothing

373 days ago
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Marvin Moskowitz    

I'm surprised that with the lawyers involved TMZ, you do not understand where companies are illegally exploring desperate people without giving them any REAL training as required by the labor laws. USC has a good writeup athttp://careers.usc.edu/students/internships/unpaid-internships-and-the-fair-labor-standards-act/

373 days ago
68.

BostonGreekGirl    

Kids do not want to work these days. Its this entitlement attitude that they have. PAY YOUR DUES you nitwit just like the rest of us. I'm so sick & tired of the younger generation complaining about everything. What do you have to complain about? Btw I'm only 38 & my 1st job was at 13 helping my father out at his store. My 1st real job was bagging groceries for $4.10 an hr & I wasn't allowed to get my driver's license until I had a job (per my mom). It was the best thing she ever did b/c it showed me responsibility & if I wanted something I had to work for it. Nowadays EVERYONE is given EVERYTHING. No sense of pride in a job well done. No sense of what it feels like to actually accomplish something. SMH

372 days ago
69.

LAPartyMcSage    

Open and shut case. An intern is nothing but a glorified slave for rich corporate folks and the labor laws need to be changed to ban freebie work.

372 days ago
70.

DLOUPO    

DO U KNOW HOW MANY COMPANIES HAS INTERNS WORKING OR FREE DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFITTED FROM BEING AN INTERN DIDDY HIMSELF STARTED AS A INTERN AND LOOK WHERE HE IS TODAY THE LIST IS ENDLESS THIS IS GONNA GET THROWN OUT AND MAKE IT HARDER FOR THE NEXT PEOPLE WHO WANTS TO BE INTERNS AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND MEET SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE REALLY ALL THIS SHOWS IS IN AMERICA YOU COULD SUE FOR ANYTHING

372 days ago
71.

Brittany B****    

If she didn't like it she should've quit, it's an internship not slavery no one forced her to stay. I'm sure there was at least 1000 other people who would've loved to take her place.

369 days ago
72.

Marie    

The "NLTD"ers talked about stories like this on their latest podcast: http://notlivingthedream.libsyn.com/ep-8-interns-naybs

368 days ago
73.

jlope014    

Ok dude seriously, I am tired of seeing this kind of arrogance. An unpaid internship is free labor. If there is no hands on experience or training and no other benefits, it is outright exploitation. If you are exploiting students for free labor you should have to pay to begin with.

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