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Sting and his wife are pretty mean

Tbdsting051407 Musician Sting and his wife Trudie Styler really should be nicer to the help. The couple lost a suit in British court this week brought by their former chef, Jane Martin, who claimed sexual discrimination as the reason for being fired in 2006 after she became pregnant.

Martin said staff at the pair’s 800-acre estate lived in a “climate of fear” because of Styler’s behavior and need to “feel royal.” The 41-year-old Martin says she lost her $56,000-per-year job of eight years after contracting gastroenteritis during her pregnancy, London’s Daily Mirror reports.

Styler apparently said of Martin: “Who the f--- does she think she is? She needs to be available if I need her, or she should rethink her position.”

No wonder the tribunal issued a 20-page judgment against her and her husband. Compensation will be decided June 8, but Styler says the couple plans to appeal.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:12am]


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