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This is the Betty White dirt we’ve been waiting for.

Anita Maynard, the live-in caretaker of the 94-year-old television queen, filed a lawsuit last week alleging that despite regularly working more than 14-hour days between Feb. 23, 1994 and March 11, 2016 (22 years!!!), she was denied overtime and proper breaks.


The lawsuit, obtained by BuzzFeed, reads:

Plaintiff was not paid overtime for work performed over nine hours per day. Plaintiff was not given twelve consecutive hours of time off. Plaintiff was not paid overtime rates for hours worked off duty or within the period she was meant to have off. Plaintiff further worked more than twelve hours a day and did not have three hours of free time, either consecutively or not, during those twelve hours. Plaintiff worked six days a work week. Plaintiff was not paid an overtime rate for work on the sixth day of her workweek. Plaintiff was not paid double time for hours worked in excess of nine hours on the six day she worked in a work week. Plaintiff was not provide uninterrupted meal periods or compensation in lieu thereof, and was not provided timely with accurate itemized wage statements. Plaintiff was not paid all her wages owed, including her vacation pay, upon her employment ending.


Maynard is suing for her pending wages. White’s representatives have not publicly commented on the suit. Damn, Betty.

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