LOS ANGELES – Almost Famous star Kate Hudson sued her ex-personal assistant yesterday, charging she secretly blew $63,000 of the actress' money on unauthorized perks like trips, hotels and massages.
Hudson's lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks restitution and damages from Margaret Miller.
The suit charges that the 22-year-old star last March "discovered that Miller abused the trust and confidence of [Hudson] by incurring charges on accounts which were unauthorized" and "improper" while the actress was out of town.
Hudson had hired Miller in July 1999, the suit said. She fired her March 30.
The goodies, outlined in detail in the 12-page suit, allegedly included limos, hotels - including New York's trendy TriBeCa Grand and posh Parker Meridien - a $4,347 plane-ticket upgrade, clothes, beauty supplies, a session at José Eber's hair salon, cash advances of $4,000 to $5,000, massages in London, New York and L.A., doctor visits, pet grooming and a $12.95 car wash.
Miller couldn't be reached for comment.
Hudson, the daughter of Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson, was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a rock groupie in Almost Famous.