Posted a year and 7 months ago
Dr. Dre is being sued by a housekeeper who claims her job — and its eye-popping $1,870 per week salary — was unfairly scrubbed.
Raquel Sagustume sued the rap mogul in Los Angeles this week claiming she was bullied by other household staff during a 13-month stint that ended in February.
Sagustume said the other staffers — two female cousins — felt threatened by her skill level and unfairly delegated their own work to her, causing her physical strain and injury.
The housekeeper said she suffered “burning pain” in her neck, arms and back and eventually developed so much anxiety in the toxic work environment that she had trouble breathing during one bout of bullying and landed in a hospital.
In her filing, Sagustume says she was fired while still in the hospital for the panic attack.
She says Dr. Dre and his wife, Nicole Young, failed to prevent discrimination and harassment in their home.
She also claims she wasn’t paid properly for overtime, missed meals and earned vacation.
Sagustume said she continues to suffer from anxiety, depression and stress and deserves punitive damages.
Attempts to reach a representative for Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, were not immediately successful Friday.
The Grammy-winning “Let Me Ride” rapper, 50, has built an entertainment empire and had a major hit this summer with the NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”
He’s been described as Hip Hop’s first billionaire after he sold his Beats by Dre brand to Apple for a reported $3 billion.
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