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Victoria Principal sues former housekeeper

May 5, 2009 11:27:15 AM PDT
Victoria Principal is embroiled in a legal fight with a former housekeeper that's worthy of a prime-time soap opera. It involves allegations of a gun, a sick dog and extortion.

Maribel Banegas (Mar-EE-bell Ba-NEY-gaas) claims she was fired by the former "Dallas" star on Dec. 26, but instead of paying her, the actress threatened to shoot her.

Principal, in turn, sued Banegas Ba-NEY-gaas), claiming she was a temporary worker who was fired for being unprofessional and aggressive. Principal's lawsuit also claims Banegas (Ba-NEY-gaas) damaged a backdoor at her home, and injured her dog, and repeatedly demanded money from the actress.

The cases will be heard in Santa Monica, Calif., where both were filed.

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