D.C. Madam Convicted, Rob Lowe's Nanny Tells All

No surprise here -- the D.C. Madam was convicted today on all counts. The Government asked she go directly to jail, the Judge said no and allowed her to remain on bond pending sentencing.

Another secret revealed: What Rob Lowe's nanny is really claiming: he groped her. The cross-complaint the nanny filed, through her lawyer, who else but Gloria Allred, is here.
Unless she has a videotape, it sounds like a bunch of he said - she said to me. Most of the claims are labor law related -- Allred says the nanny was an employee not an independent contractor and because the Lowes employed more than 5 people, the nanny was entitled things like 30 minute meal breaks and she didn't get them, as well as other legal protections. Lots of sexual harassment allegations, none involving sex. She also wants damages because Mrs. Lowe walked around naked.


Rob Lowe tried to preempt her and blunt the impact of her claims by writing a blog post at HuffPo, showing blogs are the new wave of press release.

Lowe said the nanny was trying to blackmail him and his wife for $1.5 million. The nanny's lawsuit alleges her emotional damages and doctor and shrink bills over his reaching into her pants and other misdeeds are $50,000. She's also seeking punitive damages.

Hopefully the nanny isn't a young, pretty, white blonde or we'll be subjected to her and Gloria on cable for days.

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    Rob Lowe used to have such (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by MarkL on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 05:43:06 PM EST
    interesting scandals.. oh well.

    heh (none / 0) (#5)
    by Nasarius on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:00:16 PM EST
    He hasn't done anything interesting since The West Wing. Too bad, I loved Sam Seaborn.

    brothers and sisters is one (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:05:40 PM EST
    of my favorite shows -- it starts again next week.

    good tip (none / 0) (#9)
    by Nasarius on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:07:53 PM EST
    Haven't seen it, I'll give it a try.

    Allred and the nanny (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:08:16 PM EST
    were on the today show this morning. 7 minutes. I just watched the clip. Allred didn't let her get a word in other than "um" -- and hogged the whole thing, shrilly saying how brave. Pathetic. I'm not even going to link to it.

    How does a nanny get meal breaks? (none / 0) (#1)
    by dianem on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 05:40:26 PM EST
    The job doesn't really work that way. What are the parents supposed to do? Arrange for another person to drop by and take care of their child for 30 minutes every day?

    All that stuff is spelled out, though... (none / 0) (#7)
    by Exeter on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:01:04 PM EST
    ...and if she is considered an employee and not an independent contractor and if you work six consecutive hours (or whatever it is) and you are required to give a break, then you're required to give a break.  

    I share your feelings about Gloria, Jeralyn. (none / 0) (#2)
    by Teresa on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 05:42:07 PM EST
    Please spare us. I'd rather listen to Roland Martin and I'm pretty tired of him by now.

    This is so sad (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by waldenpond on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 05:48:50 PM EST
    but after CNN's coverage with Martin, I'd rather listen to Gloria. :(

    Cabel TV is getting rough to handle isn't it? (none / 0) (#11)
    by Teresa on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:17:09 PM EST
    I'm also tired of Roland and his "objective" analysis. If they'd just admit that he's an Obama supporter, I'd be fine with him. He seems like a nice guy but he is not impartial.

    Gloria has always driven me nuts.


    ugh, cable I meant. (none / 0) (#12)
    by Teresa on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:17:37 PM EST
    Apparently it appeals (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by waldenpond on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:29:11 PM EST
    to our lower selves, we can't even spell any more. :)

    This is so unfortunate (none / 0) (#6)
    by bjorn on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:00:49 PM EST
    with losers all around. My first thought when I saw Lowe's preemptive post was "isn't he the guy who had a sex scandal that almost ruined his career?"  So I was very skeptical of his pre-emptive move.  But the nanny's story doesn't add up either.  Hopefully, this story will get no real coverage.

    She wants damages (none / 0) (#14)
    by gyrfalcon on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:36:21 PM EST
    from the trauma of seeing Mrs. Lowe nekkid?  Really?

    I'd call that stupendously bad lawyering by Allred to allow that in there.  Totally cancels the nanny's credibility, even if you could believe the rest of it.

    speaking of legalese... (none / 0) (#15)
    by Josey on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:43:03 PM EST
    Boston Legal - TONIGHT! Woot!

    Also, Frontline explores health care systems of various countries for ideas to improve U.S. health care.

    if gloria allred is her lawyer . . . (none / 0) (#16)
    by txpublicdefender on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 06:54:05 PM EST
    Anyone who hires Gloria Allred loses credibility, IMO.  Supposedly, she quit twice only to beg for her job back both times.  Yeah, that sounds like someone who was sexually assaulted and harassed.  And how ridiculous to include the claims related to his wife walking around the house naked.  It's her house.  The fact that you have domestics working in your home doesn't mean that it's sexual harassment to be naked in your own house.  

    Gloria couldn't stop talking about how "brave" she was to stand up to this rich and famous man.  Give me a break.  If she were brave, she would have reported a sexual assault to the police, and not extorted the guy for a million bucks instead.

    Well (none / 0) (#17)
    by facta non verba on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 09:28:32 PM EST
    a friend of mine from college went to high school with Rob Lowe and we all once went sailing for a week-end geez I'm guessing 1985 off the Channel Islands. Rob was exceptionally nice and let's just say nudity was not a problem then either. Neither were other accruements but I am incriminating myself. Oh to be 20 again, I might like Obama then.

    I worked with Rob... (none / 0) (#18)
    by Dadler on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 09:42:33 PM EST
    ...for about two months in the late 90's, when he was attached to direct and star in a screenplay I'd optioned to Universal.  One day, during a story meeting at a well known restaurant, and while he was in the middle of telling me the nuances of one of his script notes, he took off his shoes and held them up.  As if on cue, a heavyset African-American guy walked up, took Rob's loafers and walked away.  "I'm getting my shoes shined", he said, then continued with his story point without missing a beat.    

    I love Hollywood.

    Your story (none / 0) (#19)
    by facta non verba on Wed Apr 16, 2008 at 02:55:06 AM EST
    reminded me of Robert, an eldery African-American gentleman in the finest sense of that word who had a slight limp and always a sweet smile, who shined our shoes when I worked at Goldman Sachs.

    Perks at Goldman Sachs (San Francisco) were modest than those at NY headquarters but I got cabs to and from work (after 7 PM), a hot breakfast, coffee, soft drinks and water, and dinner again if I stay past 7 PM. We could bring our dry cleaning to work but we were charged for it. Goldman also paid our health club dues.