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Interns are suing the Olsen twins for lack of pay, grueling hours

Accessories designer of the year award recipients Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen pose backstage at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 2, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/AP Images)
Accessories designer of the year award recipients Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen pose backstage at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 2, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/AP Images) Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

How rude!

According to a class-action lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court, the Olsen twins failed to pay past interns working for their Dualstar Entertainment company.

The plaintiff, a former design intern named Shahista Lalani, claimed she went to the hospital during her stint with the Olsens’ fashion label the Row.

“I was doing the work of three interns,” Lalani told Page Six. “You’re like an employee, but you’re not getting paid.”

The suit claims the famous twins failed to pay around 40 interns, and says the interns performed the same tasks that their paid colleagues did.

Although Lalani was not fond of her intern experience, the Parsons School of Design grad said the twins were pleasant people.

“They’re really nice...” Lalani said. “They were never mean to anyone. They’re business people.”

Annett Wold, a spokeswoman for Dualstar Entertainment, said the company was “not aware of this.”

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