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Emma Watson Under Investigation in Maid Immigration Controversy

29 Jun 2014

Did Emma Watson's maid work for her in the UK without proper documentation?

Emma Watson has been caught up in an investigation into the immigration status of her American housekeeper, according to a UK report.

The Harry Potter star's maid is reportedly facing a probe by British immigration officials over allegations she worked for Watson in the UK without the proper documentation.

The Daily Mirror reported that the investigation is focused on a claim that the woman spent three months helping the actress out at her London home while in the country on a tourist visa, which prohibits holders from working.

A source at The Home Office revealed, "An allegation has been received and processed and has been allocated for further action."

Employers can be fined up to $16,000 (£10,000) per worker in breach of immigration rules.

Home Office officials declined to address the case, while a representative for Emma has yet to respond for a comment.