Laurence Fishburne's former personal assistant is suing him for allegedly firing her because she was pregnant and single, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Kristal Crews filed the lawsuit against the actor in Superior Court on Tuesday, seeking unspecified damages.
"He told her that he didn't think single women should have children," Crews' attorney Nikki Tolt said.
Fishburne's publicist Alan Nierob said Wednesday he couldn't comment on Crews' allegations because he hadn't seen the suit yet.
Several months after she became pregnant and requested special accommodation for a film shoot in New Orleans, Fishburne told Crews she would be fired, Tolt alleged.
"He told her he was going to fire her on her due date. What a sweetheart," Tolt said.
Tolt said Crews worked for Fishburne on the day she gave birth, a month early, in November 2004, and that stress forced the woman to have an emergency Cesarean section.
Crews' termination date was then extended to Jan. 17, 2005, the day she was supposed to return from her pregnancy leave, Tolt said.
Fishburne stars in the upcoming film "Akeelah," about an inner-city girl who makes it to a national spelling bee.