What's the deal with being sued?!?
That's what comedian Jerry Seinfeld would like to know! He and his wife, Jessica Seinfeld, are currently being named in a lawsuit that claims they violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964!
Now hold on! We do NOT have another Paula Deen doozy on our hands!
The Seinfelds are being accused of age discrimination during their search for a new housekeeper! Age discrimination, along with racial and gender discrimination, was made illegal in the landmark 1964 legislation.
According the plaintiff, Adrian Barrie Smith, Jerry and Jessica weren't interested in hiring anyone over 40!
Smith, a well-known recruiter who supplies maids, butlers and other household workers to some of the richest people in the world, was hired by the Seinfelds. He suggested they hire a 42-year-old woman who used to clean Robert De Niro's home.
Sounds like a good fit to us!
But according to Smith, the Seinfelds wanted nothing to do with her because she was too OLD!
Adrian Barrie Smith says having to tell his client why she lost the position hurt HIS reputation! But we also hear Mr. Smith is gaining a reputation for something else - SUING CELEBRITIES!
So far, he's sued several noted names in finance as well as Ellen Barkin's billionaire ex, Ron Perelman and even Mariah Carey!
What the WHAT?!?
Smith's lawsuit filed against the Seinfelds last week also claims they turned down a second cleaning candidate because, "she had a bit of a tummy."
We REALLY hope none of this is true, Jerry! Maybe you should call Mimi for some advice on how to beat this guy in court!
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