Sharon Stone Follows in the Filipino Footsteps of Claire DanesMay 24th, 2012
Sharon Stone and Claire Danes seem to have a lot in common when it comes to all things Filipino.
The “Basic Instinct” actress is facing a lawsuit, brought against her by a Filipino woman who says she once served as Stone’s ‘head nanny’. In the suit, Erlinda Elemen says that Stone would often deride Elemen’s Filipino background, telling Elemen not to speak to the children because she didn’t want them to “talk like you,” making derogatory comments about Filipino food, and making comments “which equated being Filipino with being stupid.”
The lawsuit against Stone comes a little more than a decade after Claire Danes was banned from the Philippines – back in 1998.
You may remember that’s when Danes was in the South Pacific island nation, while she filmed the movie “Brokedown Palace” – this before she made a slew of derogatory remarks about the country, leading its President to condemn the actress publicly.
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