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Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Wife Sued by Former Housekeeper

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and his wife Vicky have been sued by their former maid, who claims she was overworked and underpaid.

According to TMZ, the couple hired Elia Mora to clean their house in 2006 and she stayed on until December 2011.

Mora says that last year, on the day after Christmas, she declined to return to the couple’s home to do additional cleaning after finishing up her shift. This apparently didn’t sit well with Mrs. Cornell, whom Mora claims responded by screaming a series of insults. Apparently, the conversation ended with Mora out of a job, and now she’s taking the Cornells to court.

Mora’s lawsuit claims she was forced to work 43 hours a week without overtime, and was never given uninterrupted lunches or breaks.

According to TMZ, neither of the Cornells have commented publicly yet, and the report doesn’t mention specific damages Mora is seeking.

In the meantime, Soundgarden are getting ready to release its sixth studio album (and first in 16 years), ‘King Animal,’ due on Nov. 13. The first single, ‘Been Away Too Long,’ was unleashed last week.

Listen to Soundgarden's 'Been Away Too Long'

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