Not cool, ladies. Not cool. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are having a less-than-awesome week, as the former child stars are being sued by a former intern, Shahista Lalani, for being overworked with no pay. Lalani is leading a class-action lawsuit against the twins' company, Dualstar Entertainment, where she worked as an intern in 2012. "I was doing the work of three interns," Lalani says of her time under the designer for the Olsen's The Row label, according to the New York Post. "I was talking to her all day, all night. E-mails at nighttime for the next day — like, 10 p.m. at night. It was, like, 100 degrees outside. I'd just be sweating to death. I probably carried, like, 50 pounds worth of trench coats." Sounds like someone forgot to watch "The Devil Wears Prada" before starting her internship.
"You’re like an employee, except you’re not getting paid," she added. "They’re kind of mean to you. Other interns have cried. I’d see a lot of kids crying doing coffee runs, photocopying stuff." That … sounds about normal for an internship in the fashion world. Lalani does say that the Olsen twins themselves are totes cool, though: "They're really nice people. They were never mean to anyone."
Oh, and in a great example of corporate shade, a rep for the company simply says, "Dualstar is not aware of this [lawsuit.]" Burn.