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15 Terrible Celebrities To Work With And 15 Times They Are Awful to Their Assistants

The position of celebrity assistant is considered a dream job by some individuals. These assistants have incredible access to famous stars on a daily basis, allowing

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The position of celebrity assistant is considered a dream job by some individuals. These assistants have incredible access to famous stars on a daily basis, allowing them to observe the stars in more everyday settings. It is worthy of praise!

The lives of celebrity assistants consist primarily of nonstop sprinting. They involve in an extremely stressful job that requires the assistants to be 100% loyal to the stars and to hang around them 24/7. In other words, assistants to celebrities have neither personal time nor personal space to call their own. Consider the assistant that Lady Gaga uses, for instance. She claims to have slept in the same bed as Gaga in case she needed anything in the middle of the night.

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Not everything that shines is actually valuable. The position of celebrity assistant is not particularly glamorous. They stand behind the successful life and beautiful images of the stars. Some are treated properly while some, unluckily, aren’t. Continue scrolling down the page to read more examples of celebrities being horrible to their assistants.

#1 Naomi Campbell

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Lord Bell, the founder of the PR firm called Naomi Campbell “the most unpleasant fashion model in the world.” It is now common knowledge that the Chinese-Jamaican supermodel is a nightmare to collaborate with. It was alleged that Campbell threw a phone at her assistant in the year 2001. She grabbed her assistant with her arms and threw her down on a couch. A year ago, the supermodel was accused of assaulting an assistant. She was found not guilty of the charges.

#2 Taryn Manning

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Taryn Manning had a late-night argument with her personal assistant, Holliann Hartman, that turned into a bit of a physical altercation. After punching and choking her assistant, the actress found herself in legal hot water for committing a misdemeanor assault.

#3 Courtney Love

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Jessica Labrie, who had previously worked as Courtney Love’s personal assistant, filed a lawsuit against her. Labrie claimed the songstress “acted with an improper and evil motive amounting to malice or despicable conduct.” Labrie’s workweeks averaged over 60 hours, but she was not compensated for overtime. In addition to this, she was compelled to send fictitious legal correspondence and was requested to employ a computer hacker.

In addition, Love guaranteed that Labrie would receive a “full-ride scholarship to Yale University,” but he never fulfilled this obligation.

#4 Lady Gaga

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In 2013, Lady Gaga’s assistant, Jennifer O’Neill, sued the “Poker Face” singer for unpaid overtime wages. O’Neill claimed in court documents that she was always in close proximity to the celebrity and that she frequently shared the celebrity’s bed while on tour because she was never given her own hotel room.

#5 Jennifer Lopez

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The ultimate diva is known for imposing bizarre rules on her staff. One notable example is Jennifer Lopez. According to HuffPost UK, the singer has told the staff working on her new home that they are not allowed to talk to her or make eye contact with her.

And according to Gawker, Lopez gave these requirements for a new assistant: “The person has to be graceful under pressure, have thick skin, and be resourceful in foreign countries. You will be on call around the clock… If the butler is not around, you will need to prepare meals, change diapers, and get very little sleep. You absolutely must be aware of when J. Lo eats her snacks. You are expected to have food waiting for her even though she won’t tell you she’s hungry.

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#6 Lance Armstrong

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When Mike Anderson was working as Lance Armstrong’s personal assistant, he was asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement “that would have made me liable for a large sum of money if I even mentioned ever having worked for Armstrong.” If Anderson had broken the agreement, he could have been held financially responsible. Armstrong dismissed him after he described it in a story for Outside magazine. This was before it was revealed that Armstrong had been using performance-enhancing drugs.

#7 Lindsay Lohan

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#8 Sharon Stone

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#9 Katherine Heigl

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A source on the set of 27 Dresses revealed that Heigl refused to shoot until her pregnant assistant ran around and got her a Coke Zero. Not only that, but the actress refused to have anyone eat lunch next to her or speak to her at any point during the day.

#10 Christian Bale

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The work of Harrison Cheung “I would do anything from sniffing Christian’s armpits for B.O. right before he hit the red carpet to making emergency sock runs if Christian was all out of clean ones,” the personal assistant who worked for Christian Bale for over a decade wrote in his biography about Christian Bale. “I would do anything from sniffing Christian’s armpits for B.O.” There were times when duties were as exciting as going on trips to film festivals, and other times when they were as boring as watching Christian surf in case something needed to be done onshore.

#11 Martha Stewart

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#12 Ricki Lake

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#13 Keri Hilson

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Keri Hilson is extremely difficult to collaborate with. Following a performance in 2011, the singer screamed at her assistant for ‘not being able to do anything right.’

#14 Anna Wintour

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In addition to her extensive knowledge of fashion, Anna Wintour is famous for her ability to utterly devastate the lives of the people who work for her as personal assistants.

#15 Paris Hilton

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