On the heels of Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin's divorce, an ex staffer is giving a glimpse into the "nightmare" that was the ex-couple's behind-closed-doors life.
Maria Vivanco, who previously worked for the couple in their Miami house, told Radar Online that their was no glitz and glamor when it came to the duo.
"Stallone is a real-life Scrooge," Maria told the online publication. "The man abused and humiliated every one of us. Jennifer was always rude and he was disgusting, nasty, ignorant egomaniac."
Maria eventually filed a lawsuit against the couple in 1999, alleging mistreatment of staff. In the lawsuit, Maria argued that the "Rocky" star refused to let staff eat off the family plates and made them bring their own food and water from home. Plus, staff was searched before entering the house and after, she alleged. One workers, Maria said at the time, was fired for eating scraps.
The home, Maria said, was a "nightmare with all its secrets and rules — nicknamed Emperor's Commandments." In another bizarre rule, Jennifer allegedly instructed the staff to never speak to Sly's mom, Jackie Stallone.
"Flavin said Sylvester's mother was a troublemaker," Maria recalled. "But Jackie was never nice. We couldn't ignore her!"
A lawyer for Sly and Jennifer countered Maria's claims, saying, "These individuals were hired for 15 days. They were fired after 10!"
Last week, it was revealed that Sly and Jennifer were divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
"I'm sad to announce that after 25 years of marriage I have filed for divorce from my husband Sylvester Stallone. While we will no longer be married, I will always cherish the more than 30-year relationship that we shared, and I know we are both committed to our beautiful daughters," Jennifer said in a statement.
Some reports claim the duo split because of a disagreement over a dog, but Sly argued that the pooch was not the reason for the split.