August 12, 2015
ICYMI, the reason that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are rich as fuck is because they formed their own production company when they were like 6 months old. Dualstar, ever heard of it? They've produced gems like "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Passport to Paris," "Holiday in the Sun," etc.
Well, a bunch of unpaid interns are suing Dualstar for "wage theft," because "getting paid in experience" doesn't buy drinks during Friday happy hour. This girl Shahista is the lead plantiff, which is like being pledge master of the world's shittiest sorority of interns. She's claiming that she worked 50 hours per week and answered emails at night, so clearly she hasn't read our How to Survive Your Summer Internship guide - rookie mistake Shahista.
Shahista's law suit says that she spent her time in the Dualstar labor camp "inputting data into spreadsheets, making tech sheets, running personal errands for paid employees, organizing materials, photocopying, sewing, pattern cutting, among other related duties." So basically she was an unpaid version of Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada.
Dualstar says that "the lawsuit is groundless," but there isn't an official verdict yet on whether or not Shahista and her fellow poor interns will get their minimum wage checks. I just hope that Dualstar settles the lawsuit out of court and pays Shahista in Full House box sets.