Hotel maid SACKED for asking Jennifer Lopez for her autograph after singer complained about being 'disturbed'
03:09 GMT, 7 November 2012
A hotel maid has lost her job after asking Jennifer Lopez for an
Pray Dodaj knocked on the singer's door when she was staying at the Melia Dusseldorf in Germany, but was turned away by two assistants.
The next day she was phoned and sacked after being told that JLo had complained about being disturbed.
Complained: Jennifer and boyfriend Casper Smart leave the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on Monday; the singer was accused of reporting her maid to hotel management after she requested an autograph
Mobbed: Lopez signs autographs outside her hotel during her European tour last week
Dodaj told German newspaper Bild: 'I cleaned on her
floor. And I am an incredibly big fan so I took all my courage and rang the
bell to get an autograph.
'But I was rejected by two assistants at the door.
'A day later the cleaning company that employed me at
the hotel called and said that Ms Lopez had complained.
'I was fired right there
on the phone. Because of an autograph.'
Luxury: The manager of the Melia Dusseldorf hotel in Germany sacked the maid when he heard she had disturbed J.Lo
The hotel director, Cyrus Heydarian, stands by the decision
to sack Dodaj, insisting they he doesn’t tolerate employees who disturb his guests.
He said: 'She has acted contrary to the contractual
arrangements and disturbed the privacy of our guests.'
But Lopez replied to fans commented on the sacking, to say she had nothing to do with the decision.
'Hurt': Jennifer Lopez was upset by comments on Twitter that she had caused the sacking of the unfortunate maid
'C'mon thought you knew me better than this,' she wrote.
'Would never get anyone fired over an autograph. 1st I heard of this was on twitter. #hurtful'
Lopez performed in the city on Wednesday as
part of her current European tour.
The former American Idol judge portrayed a maid in 2002's Maid In Manhattan.
In her shoes: Jennifer played a hotel maid in the 2002 movie Maid In Manhattan