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Brandy Reaches $40,000 Settlement With Former Housekeeper

R&B star Brandy has settled with her former housekeeper, who alleged age discrimination and more when she sued the singer-actor for more than $250,000 in March. Now the housekeeper’s lawyers want to get paid too.

News of the “Moesha” star’s $40,000 settlement with María Elizabeth Castañeda, also known as Elizabeth Juarez, came via documents the former housekeeper’s attorneys filed Friday with Los Angeles County Superior Court. .

Kevin A. Lipeles and Thomas H. Schelly of the Lipeles Law Firm in El Segundo are seeking fees of $39,194.46 to $87,445.80, depending on the method the court chooses to determine what is owed. Your filing suggests that, as part of the settlement, Brandy (full name Brandy Norwood) agreed to pay the amount determined by the court.

A hearing on the fees is set for December 1. 8th

Castañeda worked for Norwood for nearly 20 years, earning $125 a day, from September 2002 until she was allegedly fired on February 25 of this year, according to documents previously filed with the court. She cooked, cleaned and did laundry.

In his civil lawsuit, Castaneda, 60, accused his former employer of age discrimination related to his firing, plus additional violations related to state-mandated breaks, meal periods, overtime and more.

Norwood’s lawyers argued in court documents that the artist, 43, was not liable for age discrimination and failure to prevent discrimination under state law because she did not regularly employ five people. They also said that Castaneda resigned voluntarily.

Castaneda initially sought compensatory damages of at least $250,000, general damages of at least $250,000, consequential damages of at least $97,500, additional damages totaling more than $54,000, and attorneys’ fees. It is unclear when the $40,000 settlement was reached.

The City News Service contributed to this report.

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