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Oh, JLo! Singer Allegedly Gets Melia Hotel Staff Fired

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November 8, 2012 at 9:54 AM | by | ()

Maybe it's in the name, but allegedly JLo has been a similar hotel guest as Ms. Aniston. Just like J-An, J-Lo has been accused of getting an employee fired at a hotel she was staying.

According to TMZ, the story goes a little something like this. A German tabloid —YAWN— reports a maid from the Meliá Düsseldorf claims to have been fired for politely knocking on the room door and asking the pop-star for an autograph.

"Jenny From the Block" struck back against the news by taking to Twitter —as pop-stars do— defending her reputation and crying foul. "C'mon thought you knew me better than this.. Would never get anyone fired over an autograph. 1st I heard of this was on twitter. #hurtful". Yet, Lopez' camp confirms an 'incident' involving a maid. So here we go, another somebody done somebody wrong song.

JLo's people say a staff member 'barged' into her room unannounced. We aren't picking sides here, as we have stayed in enough hotels to know this could go either way. We've been the victim of the unexpected housekeeper who burst in our rooms while we were in our skivvies, but have also had them knock twice politely and announce themselves with sweet little voices.

We are happy to report that no housekeeping staff were harmed in this story. The hotel has confirmed that the maid was just "transferred" to another property by the external cleaning staff hired by the Meliá. At least she still has a job and that's why this whole story seems a little fake to us.

Not that we have ever met JLo, but she seems to have mellowed from that diva-like rep she earned years ago. Now she seems to have morphed into a gal who doesn't mind signing things, seeing as she's done it enough times on divorce papers. So, we might just need to "Hold it, Don't Drop It" and wait to see the outcome on this one.

[Photo: Meliá Düsseldorf]

Archived Comments:

"External Cleaning Staff"

The most disturbing highlight of this story is that Meliá Düsseldorf has outsourced it's housekeeping staff. I am not saying anything in regard to this particular contractor but, it should make a traveler question who has access to there room and it brings concerns of the potential displaced liability by the owner or brand if something serious incident occurs.