JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 8860

Emma Watson's 'illegal staff' fiasco

Emma Watson's 'illegal staff' fiasco Cordon Press

The Home Office is launching an investigation into whether Emma Watson hired a maid who had no right to work in the UK.

It is claimed she was working in Watson’s £2million (€2.49 million) north London home despite only having a tourist visa.

The Harry Potter star now faces a civil penalty of up to £10,000 (€12,490) for breaching immigration laws.

The maid originally started working in Watson’s New York apartment last year. However, the UK's border agency received a tip off that she had been coming and going from the UK regularly, so UK immigration staff quizzed her on her ability to afford this lifestyle.

It is believed that the maid spent a total of three months in the 24-year-old’s Islington home between last September and this February.

The Home Office stated that: “An ­allegation has been received and processed and has been allocated for further action.”

Watson is not the first British famous face to fall into hot water over this type of breach. In February, Immigration Minister Mark Harper was forced to resign after it came out that his cleaner was in the country illegally.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Given the short notice that many passengers received over flight cancellations, do you think Ryanair handled the situation professionally?

Latest Tweets

Have you been harassed by the silent menace? #Tigermosquito #Spain https://t.co/eKmnjPRKkw
#Hailstorm over the weekend left four with #hypothermia https://t.co/LgdwkF0QYh
Look at the size of it! #Barcelona #turtle #beach #Calella https://t.co/KmE4olfOsG
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

First two days of strike action suspended at Spain’s airports to allow 'space' for talks

Police hold Saudi royals at gunpoint in Marbella

Airport strikes in Spain loom as last-ditch talks scheduled

Juana Rivas faces prison despite handing sons over to father

WATCH: Chris Froome increases La Vuelta a España cycle race lead

EasyJet hoping new hand luggage in the hold option takes off on its flights

Airport strikes in Spain suspended as talks continue

One dead in Malaga road  tunnel car crash

Costa Blanca lashed by summer storms – and you can blame Dana