Stars Versus the Help: Sharon Stone

Actress sued by former maid who claims she was injured on the job then fired.

ByABC News
March 12, 2013, 12:13 PM

Mar. 13, 2013— -- intro: When stars clash with their hired help, both parties often end up bruised.

This time, Sharon Stone is being sued by a former housekeeper who claims she was unlawfully fired after being injured on the job.

Watch the full story on "20/20: The New Help"

According to legal documents obtained by ABC News, Angelica Castillo claims she suffered a back injury causing her "extreme and severe physical pain," while loading groceries into the actress' car.

Castillo claims doctors told her to limit lifting heavy objects, but Stone refused to acknowledge the injury or even look at notes from Castillo's doctors.

According to legal documents, Stone called Castillo "crazy" and "stupid" when the housekeeper performed her duties more slowly and later fired her.

Stone's lawyer Marty Singer called the lawsuit "bizarre and ridiculous."

"Ms. Castillo was never fired, and as of today is still covered by health insurance as an employee of Ms. Stone. Her claim that she was supposedly wrongfully terminated is absurd, just like the rest of the lawsuit's fabricated and baseless allegations," Singer said in a statement to "We are confident that Ms. Stone will prevail in this meritless case."

This isn't the first time the 55-year-old Stone has been sued by a former staffer. Last May, a former nanny claimed Stone fired her because the star had an issue with her religious beliefs.

The Filipino nanny also claimed she was ordered not to speak to Stone's children, because the actress feared they were going to end up talking like her.

At the time, Stone's publicist told "This is a frivolous lawsuit for absurd claims that are made-up and fabricated. Sharon Stone will be completely vindicated in court."

Click through to read about six other celebrity clashes with the help.

quicklist: title: Paulina Rubiotext: Mexican singer Paulina Rubio's former personal assistant served her with a $250,000 assault and battery lawsuit last fall, claiming the star became verbally and physically abusive when he booked her a last-minute flight in coach.

According to court documents obtained by, Felipe Restrepo Betancur said Rubio became "irritated, abusive and violent" Oct. 28, 2012, when she arrived late for a flight from Miami to Mexico and Betancur had to arrange for a seat on the next flight.

The problem was the only seats left were in coach.

Betancur claims the singer "struck (him) with her fists" and "verbally abused" him. The lawsuit also states that throughout the weekend in Mexico, Rubio, 41, "punched, slapped and kicked (him), causing him abrasions and contusions on his shins and arms."

Betancur quit after they arrived back in Miami.

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quicklist: title: William Shatnertext: "Star Trek" actor William Shatner was slapped with a lawsuit in September 2012 by two former employees who alleged that he discriminated against and harassed them after one of them refused to sign a waiver after getting injured on the job.

Oscar Alfaro and his wife, Delmy, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court Sept. 4, 2012, alleging that Shatner, 81, and his wife, Elizabeth, "harassed and berated" them so much that they had to quit their jobs, according to court documents obtained by ABC News affiliate KABC-TV.

The Alfaros worked for Shatner for 20 years, but they left their unspecified jobs after Alfaro refused to sign a waiver after sustaining an undisclosed injury at the actor's Studio City, Calif., home, the lawsuit alleges. As a result, the Alfaros claim they suffered humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish in addition to the loss of earnings and benefits, according to the lawsuit.

Shatner's manager and lawyer did not respond to's requests for 17159428

quicklist: title: Victoria Principaltext: The December 2009 blowout between actress Victoria Principal and her housekeeper over the actress' pet Shih Tzu sounded like something straight out of her former show, "Dallas." Principal and the housekeeper, Maribel Banegas, each made 911 calls during the confrontation that Banegas said started when she took too long walking the dog.

"[She] want to kill me," Banegas told the emergency operator on the tape obtained by ABC News. "I need help. She's pointing a gun. She's going to kill me. She's after me."

In her own call, Principal painted Banegas as the problem.

"I have a housekeeper that I don't really know who's on the premises," Principal told the operator. "She's locked herself in the guesthouse and she's robbing me. I told her I'm calling the police and I need you here now. She's threatening and she's locked herself in the guesthouse."

No arrests were made but the two women filed dueling lawsuits both alleging assault by the other. In the end, the women settled the case about a year later "to everyone's satisfaction," Banegas' lawyer Chris Allgreen told 17159381

quicklist: title: Rob Lowetext: In April 2008, actor Rob Lowe filed defamation lawsuits against former nannies Laura Boyce and Jessica Gibson, accusing Boyce of "spreading malicious lies" about his family and Gibson of falsely claiming to have had a "personal and intimate relationship" with him.

In court documents obtained by, Lowe said Gibson "bragged" about giving him a massage during a trip with the Lowe family and told people "she wished he would divorce Sheryl Lowe," according to court documents.

Both women sued back, claiming harassment by the actor and his wife. But it seemed all parties decided a courtroom wasn't the place to air their grievances; in May 2009, attorneys for the former nannies and Lowe asked for all the lawsuits to be dismissed. None of the attorneys disclosed whether a financial agreement had been 17159405

quicklist: title: Heather Millstext: Another celebrity plagued by nanny trouble: Heather Mills, the ex-wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney. In December 2008, Sara Trumble, who served as a nanny for Mills for four years until resigning in September 2008, filed a legal claim against her alleging sexual discrimination and unreasonable working conditions.

Trumble claimed that her work went beyond looking after Beatrice, Mills' daughter with McCartney. She said Mills required her to blow-dry her hair, work unreasonable hours and spray-tan her naked body.

At the time, Mills' publicist, Joe Dolce, told, "Heather is devastated. ... For years she has treated Sara as a member of the family."

A British employment tribunal dismissed the claims in June 2010, according to the Guardian 17159393

quicklist: title: Naomi Campbelltext: Naomi Campbell's runway strut is almost as famous as her fiery temper. In 2000, the supermodel pleaded guilty in a Toronto court to a 1998 assault on Georgina Galanis, a former assistant who accused Campbell of assaulting her with a telephone in a hotel room and threatening to throw her out of a moving car. After paying Galanis an undisclosed sum and agreeing to attend anger management classes, Campbell's record was cleared.

But, apparently, the classes didn't stick.

Three other employees of the supermodel accused her of physically lashing out at them, most notably former housekeeper Ana Scolavino. In March 2006, Campbell was charged with second-degree assault for allegedly striking Scolavino with a jewel-encrusted cell phone. The model pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless assault in January 2007 and was sentenced to five days community service and more anger management 17159485