Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sued by interns complaining of tyranny
“The Devil Wears Prada” seems to have inspired fashion interns to speak loudly about their unhappy working conditions.
This time it involves Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and their empire, Dualstar Entertainment Group. According to a class-action lawsuit obtained by the New York Daily News, the two are being sued by a former intern who says she was overworked and underpaid during her time working at the twins’ high fashion line, The Row
The documents filed in Manhattan’s Supreme Court state that Shahista Lalani, a Parsons School of Design grad, worked over 50 hours a week between May 2012 and September 2012 as an unpaid intern. Some of the responsibilities included chores that are typical to any fashion internship: running errands, organizing, cleaning, photocopying, organizing Excel spreadsheets. Lalani allegedly worked under the brand’s head technical designer for five months Read more…