The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast is dealing with more legal drama. However, this time around, it doesn't have anything to do with Teresa Giudice or her husband Joe. Instead, it is Caroline Manzo's husband -- and his restaurant -- that has landed in hot water.
"A waitress claims in court that the husband of a 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star, an owner of a restaurant featured on the show, stiffed her for overtime and called her and her co-workers 'Spic bitches' and other 'racial, sexual, ethnic and country of origin epithets,'" the Entertainment Law Digest reported on December 13. "Lanise Jackson sued The Brownstone House, its co-owners Albert and Tommy Manzo and manager Robert Manger, in Essex County Court."
According to Jackson, she worked for the Brownstone from October 2011 to April 2012 and again from September to November of 2013 when she was "constructively terminated as she could no longer endure the racial, sexual, ethnic and country of origin epithets hurled at her hourly."
"Jackson claims that the Manzos and Manger regularly called her and other waitresses 'b***h, f**king stupid b***h, Spic b***hes, lazy motherf**kers,'" the report reads. Also, she claims that she was forced to work in an "unhygienic" atmosphere which was infested with roaches.
In her complaint, Jackson is seeking damages for discrimination, hourly wage violations (she claims she worked tons of overtime but was never paid accordingly), and hostile work environment.
Albert Manzo told Courthouse News that Jackson's allegations are "absolutely unbelievable."