Friday, March 25, 2022

Brandy Sued for Age Discrimination

Back in 2008 Brandy's momager Sonia Norwood sued Kim Kardashian and her siblings for making more than $120,000 in unauthorized purchases on Brandy's credit card while Kim was working as Brandy and Ray J's stylist [click here if you missed that]. 

Speaking of lawsuits, Brandy just got sued by her former maid for wrongful termination and age discrimination... 

The suit claims Maria Castaneda worked for the singer from September 2002 through February 2022 at her Calabasas mansion. She was paid a day rate of $125. Her responsibilities included cooking, cleaning and doing the laundry.
Castaneda is over 60 years old.
The housekeeper claims Brandy fired her in 2022 because she didn’t want an older employee. The suit also accuses the singer of failing to pay her employee for her last 2 days of work.
During her employment, Castaneda also says she was “not permitted to take an uninterrupted 10-minute rest break in the morning and an uninterrupted 10-minute rest break in the afternoon, nor was [Castaneda] permitted to take an uninterrupted 30-minute meal rest break.”
Castaneda filed a California Fair Employment and Housing complaint in March 2022 and now she’s filing this civil lawsuit.
She is seeking in excess of $250k for the alleged age discrimination. Castaneda claims Brandy has caused her harm, including “emotional distress."
The ex-housekeeper also wants her legal bills paid in the case.