More sordid details of the nanny’s sexual harrasment claims against Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe, his wife Sheryl and their two boys in 2004
I keep visiting The Smoking Gun and hoping they’ll post the countersuit against Rob Lowe by his nanny of seven years, Jessica Gibson. TMZ claims to have seen the lawsuit, and they say the details are juicy and that Gibson claims Lowe showed her his penis on many occasions, and masturbated in front of her.

In her suit, Gibson claims Lowe not only groped her, he repeatedly exposed his “flaccid penis” and his “erect penis” to her, repeatedly asked her “to touch his penis,” repeatedly masturbated in front of her, showed her pornographic images on her computer, asked her to give him a massage and tell him dirty stories … and that’s just Rob!

She then says Rob’s wife Sheryl walked around naked –“completely exposing herself” — made “numerous sexually vulgar comments about male genitalia,” “would talk about her sex life” with Rob and said that “she would never have a boyfriend because only a married man would want to f*** her.”

Gibson says the Lowes paid her $18.00 an hour for her services. She’s suing them for sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, retaliation, unpaid off-the-clock work, overtime wages and unpaid meal periods. She’s asking for damages in excess of $50,000. She also said on this morning’s “Today” show that she never tried to extort money from the Lowes, as Rob has alleged.

[From TMZ]

Gibson was on The Today Show this morning with her aggressive celebrity lawyer, Gloria Allred, and she came off as less than believable to me. She looked like she was trying to keep herself from smiling like a chesire cat on several occasions, and she wasn’t able to effectively explain why she stayed with the Lowes for seven years if all of this harassment was happening to her there. TMZ notes that she left her nanny job to work at a doctor’s office for the same pay, only to ask to return. She returned to work for the Lowes twice, so unless she had nowhere else to go it doesn’t seem likely that she would have asked to go back if the abuse was as she claims. Gibson’s older sister also worked for the Lowes for seven years. It just doesn’t add up to me.

If all of this happened as she states, of course she should be compensated, but then why didn’t she go to the police and file a complaint? Instead she waited seven years, hired a celebrity lawyer and is going on television to talk about her civil suit seeking damages. We’ll have to see if she does the whole talkshow circuit and if her story gets any better with time. She needs to hire someone to help her look scared and reticent, not smirking and defiant.

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  1. riz says:

    from the today show clip, the nanny looks and sounds odd.
    i question her story.
    she appears so happy to be there, smirking, clueless, breathing heavy as one does when they are lying

  2. daisy says:

    and she stayed for 7 years.. rightttt

  3. sol says:

    i was thinking about that daisy!! You don’t stick around that long ,not even an hour ,seriously!!

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  5. Lana says:

    After seeing the nanny’s clip, I have to say she looks/acted disingenuous; however, based on Rob’s background, his wife’s sloppy appearance, and the length of their marriage, (which is long marriage and you know how *that* goes?),I wouldn’t put anything sexual past him.

  6. badrockandroll says:

    First comment after reading this site for years.
    Not a Lowe fan, haven’t seen the nanny’s tv interview, haven’t seen the West Wing. But if a purported victim of sexual assault’s sexual history is off-limits, so must be that of a purported sexual assaulter (especially since that history appears to be limited to something that happened a long time ago). People change (thank god) and if they don’t, given the predatory nature of media nowadays, we’d be hearing about it. A lot. All that being said, the only thing I can’t forgive Lowe for is that Snow White thing. Now that was a sin!

    Very lengthy post – been repressed for too long I guess. BUT, an excellent site – not spurious, very even handed, even among the comments. Belated thanks for hours of good reading.

  7. wif says:

    Welcome to the comments boxes, badrockandroll. Look forward to hearing more from you.

    (What do you mean the Snow White thing?)

  8. amy says:

    Ugh, I get so sick of people talking about Rob’s “reputation.” So he was a ladies man back in his 20’s? He enjoyed a few parties when he was rich, young and single?

    He has been a family man for a lot longer than he was a party boy in the 80’s, so give the guy a little credit.

    This all sounds completely bogus to me and I am not one to discount such serious allegations. Like CB said, she was trying to keep from bursting out laughing and smiling!

  9. Lola says:

    I still don’t buy this woman’s story. In this era when every one is trying to be come famous, I can’t put it past this woman to embellish harmless incidents for her gain. I hope she is uncovered for the fraud she is, because am sorry she does not convince me one tiny bit!

  10. Danielle says:

    Wonder what her employment history has been since leaving the Lowes? I would bet she is in need of cash. How sad!

  11. badrockandroll says:

    Rob Lowe serenaded Snow White in a musical number at the Academy Awards years ago. It was the most god awful thing in the history of some pretty god awful musical spectacles at the Oscars. And I am embarrassed that I am the only one who remembers it!

  12. celebitchy says:

    @badrockandroll – I am going to look hard for that video now!

  13. celebitchy says:

    Rob Lowe and Snow White, 1989. So Bad!
    Rob Lowe comes in around 4:20 in