Assisting the celebrities isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When you’re needed, you gotta be there, for better, or for worse.
First up, it’s not always as much fun as you’d hope, Lady Gaga’s former assistant Jennifer O’Neill filed a lawsuit for $380,000 in unpaid overtime, stating 7,168 hours of work went without receiving a check. Gaga was called a nightmare boss and her duties required everything from acting as a personal alarm clock to ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower. No drip drying huh?
Things can always swing the other way towards love! Bryan Adams got his assistant Alicia Grimaldi pregnant and now they have a daughter, Mirabella Bunny. Cute.
According to a former porn-star pal named Elizabeth Ann, Charlie Sheen’s assistant used to supply the actor with crack pipes. She went on to claim that former LA Nightclub Tycoon Rick Calamaro supposedly was there for Charlie’s every whim which included grabbing the “morning after pill” following raunchy nights with the model.
X-Factor judge Paula Abdul has a list of strange requirements to be her personal assistant, including carrying a personal tape recorder at all times because she doesn’t trust her own conversations. The insider revealed she also makes her hired help check the TiVo for any mention of her, then put it on a DVD. Oh and reply to friends and family emails as herself. And she also needs to be constantly reminded she is a “warrior, survivor and gift”. She’s certainly special.
Finally, Britney Spears was sued by her former bodyguard Fernando Flores, after he accused her of sexual harassment. She pranced about in the nude, which must have been a really terrifying experience. He described it “repeated, unwanted sexual advances and harassment”.Her family called it another attempt for someone to make a name for themselves through the Spears name. The lawsuit was settled before a private mediator but as to if any cash was handed out?
Both sides are staying hush.