De Niro's Rep Scoffs at Maid's Claims

Robert De Niro's (search) ex-maid is a few suds short of a full mop bucket if she thinks that she was so badly mistreated that she was driven to steal, the actor's rep said Wednesday.

Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz (search) — charged with taking some $100,000 in items from De Niro and other celebrities — told cops she stole because De Niro's wife Grace Hightower (search) was "mean" to her.

De Niro's spokesman Stan Rosenfield scoffed at the claim.

"If I was accused of doing all the things she was accused of doing, I would certainly say anything I could come up with to save my a--," he said Wednesday. "You do the math."

The maid also told cops that another employer, Candice Bergen (search), was also mean to her, prompting her to steal a suede jacket from the actress, according to court documents.

The 35-year-old allegedly said, however, that Isabella Rossellini (search) treated her kindly — and that she never stole from her.

Representatives for Brown and Bergen could not be reached for comment.

Turyk-Wawrynowicz is free on $75,000 after being slapped with grand larceny charges that could put her in prison for up to 15 years.

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