Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has been dragged into a lawsuit filed by a former housekeeper who accuses his wife VANESSA of verbally abusing her at work.
Maria Jimenez is suing for wrongful discharge, invasion of privacy and emotional distress in a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Orange County, California.
According to, Jimenez's lawyers claim Vanessa "badgered, harassed and humiliated Maria by yelling and screaming at Maria and criticising her in front of Bryant, the couple's children, employees and other people in the household".
Jimenez claims she attempted to quit but was persuaded to continue her employment by the Los Angeles Lakers star.
Her resignation came after Vanessa allegedly demanded that she put her hand in a bag of dog faeces to retrieve a price tag from an expensive blouse she'd mistakenly put in the washing machine, when Bryant's wife allegedly demanded Jimenez "had to work until payday to pay for the $690 (£470) blouse, which she did".
Jimenez is seeking unpaid wages in the suit. No further information regarding the housekeeper's length of employment with the Bryants was available as WENN went to press.