Worst celebrity bosses

It’s true that assistants to celebrities enter the exclusive life of Hollywood stars, but if you thought it was all glitz and glamor, think again. Being a celebrity personal assistant is not an easy and fun job. It’s actually very demanding and sometimes nerve-wracking, especially if the star you work for treats you like their property. Here are some of the worst celebrity bosses.

Taryn Manning

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In 2012, Taryn Manning was arrested for assaulting her makeup artist, Holliann Hartman. Manning, known for her roles in 8 Mile and Sons of Anarchy, allegedly punched, scratched and choked Hartman and slammed her head against the floor and wall. “They had a late-night argument that turned into a bit of a physical altercation,” Manning’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said.

Courtney Love









Courtney Love’s former assistant, Jessica Labrie, took the rocker to court over unpaid wages and unethical requests — such as demanding she counterfeit legal documents and hire a computer hacker — according to lawsuit documents.

Lady Gaga









Jennifer O’Neill’s lawsuit against former boss Lady Gaga was making headlines for months. In court documents the singer’s former assistant testified: “I was by her side virtually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That includes sleeping in the same bed with her, because she did not sleep alone.”

Naomi Campbell









Naomi Campbell’s former personal assistant Rebecca White claims the supermodel had very specific requirements that had to be met before she stayed in any hotel suite. Rebecca told the New York Post the Brit demanded 25 lily-scented candles be placed in specific spots. She said: “There always had to be five candles in the bathroom, 10 in the bedroom and 10 in the living room. God forbid they weren’t [the luxury brand] Diptyque.” White also added: “She would intimidate and yell and gain her power by making people cry. I was never afraid of her.”

Julianna Margulies









Julianna Margulies’ former manager filed a suit charging that The Good Wife star stiffed his firm out of at least $420K in commissions from her TV and commercial work. However, one year later, they reached a deal. “The lawsuit involving our clients has been tentatively resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties,” said the lawyers of both parties in a joint statement.

Cheryl Hines









Actress Cheryl Hines admits she gets her assistant to clean out the animal cages in her daughter’s room. The pets include two dogs, two guinea pigs, a gecko, a hamster, two turtles and a hedgehog. Cheryl told TheWrap.com that “it’s not easy to handle a hedgehog” saying: “They are prickly and there’s a lot of poop involved.”

Jennifer Lopez









Jennifer Lopez was sued by her former personal driver for unspecified damages. The chauffeur, Hakob Manoukian, alleged that J.Lo’s hot-shot manager, Benny Medina, humiliated him and damaged his career. Jennifer hit back and sued the driver for $20million. The singer claimed in a countersuit against Hakob Manoukian he attempted to extort her for $2.8million after he was forced to resign. Lopez claimed Manoukian threatened to blackmail her by revealing ‘sensitive and personal’ information he had obtained about the star while on the job. The singer’s lawsuit was finally dismissed.

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One response to “Worst celebrity bosses”

  1. Tina says:

    We are all just human beings and we all have our ups and downs. Still many people, who gain fame and money, think they are almost gods and start requiring too much from their employers. The lavish life style and comfort blinds many people and they do not watch that people, who work for them are also humane and would humiliate them for not receiving what they need at the time they need. This is I what is called to be spoiled.