J. Lo Hotel Maid Story Denied, Star Says She Didn’t Demand Housekeeper Get Fired Over Autograph Request
J. Lo’s hotel maid controversy, in which a former housekeeper said she had been fired for asking the star for an autograph, is simply not true, Lopez says.
The J. Lo hotel maid story began circulating after the woman, Pray Dodaj, came forward to say that she’d been let go from her job at the Melia Dusseldorf hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany last week.
The reason? She approached the notorious diva for a simple autograph, leading to her termination.
The J. Lo hotel maid explained:
“I am an incredibly big fan so I took all my courage and rang the bell to get an autograph. But I was rejected by two assistants at the door.”
But, she says, her hopes were dashed:
“A day later the cleaning company that employed me at the hotel called and said that Ms Lopez had complained. I was fired right there on the phone. Because of an autograph.”
Given Lopez’s reputation as being a bit … demanding, the J. Lo hotel maid story was widely reported in the celebrity blogosphere. (And the tale echoes a similar one involving Gwyneth Paltrow and the help a few years back in the Hamptons.)
But is the J. Lo hotel maid story true? Not so, the star lashed back on Twitter to claim. Lopez herself addressed the rumor and not only denied it but said that the fact anyone believed it hurts her feelings.
J. Lo said:
C’mon thought you knew me better than this.. Would never get anyone fired over an autograph. 1st I heard of this was on twitter. #hurtful.
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) November 7, 2012
Did you believe the J. Lo hotel maid story when you first heard it? Do you think Lopez is telling the truth?