Rihanna Got Dragged Into a Racial-Discrimination Lawsuit Against Gucci

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Former Gucci employee Josephine Robinson has sued the label for $5 million in damages after she was allegedly fired for complaining about racist remarks she endured while working there as a tax lawyer. Robinson's suit also states that Gucci's international tax counsel Stan Sherwood (her former boss) ordered her to reduce Rihanna's payment for her Gucci Tattoo Heart ad campaign when he found out the singer wasn't a U.S. resident. According to court documents, "When Sherwood discovered that Rihanna was from a Caribbean island, he told Robinson to ‘tax the hell out of her’ and find a way to allow Gucci to withhold 30 percent of her fee." A Gucci spokeswoman called the accusations "baseless." [NYP]