Rob Lowe and his wife Sheryl continue with their legal battle against their second former nanny, Laura Boyce.
In a response to Boyce’s claims against the Lowes, Rob filed papers claiming that she terrified their children by discussing gang activity in her neighborhood “in graphic” detail and sharing stories about people having their eyes and limbs cut off. The Lowes also claim that Boyce repeatedly used “racially inappropriate” words and discussed details about her sex life with the children. Boyce is also being accused of using the “n-word” when referring to her African-American friends and making inappropriate comparisons to her boyfriend’s genitals and household objects.
Rob and Sheryl go on to claim that Boyce would “self-medicate on Xanax and alcohol.” The Lowes also claim that she would often come to their house with strangulation marks and facial bruising, blaming her physically abusive boyfriend. In November of 2007, the Lowes say that Boyce did not show up for work one day so they filed a missing person’s report and “feared for the worst”.
In April, Boyce sued the Lowes, alleging that Sheryl Lowe created a “sexually offensive and hostile work environment” by using the “n-word” to describe Boyce’s boyfriend. She also claimed that Sheryl often walked around “naked, completely exposing herself.” While Boyce did not accuse Rob of sexual harassment, she is holding him jointly responsible.
Rob & Sheryl have not had good luck with nannies! The couple face a separate legal battle with another former nanny, Jessica Gibson, who filed a lawsuit against the Lowes April 14. They filed lawsuits against both women April 7, claiming they violated their confidentiality agreements and spread lies about his family.
Photo: Bauer-Griffin, 2001