A former Hollywood studio attorney and his wife were sentenced Monday for abusive treatment of their Filipino maid in a case federal prosecutors said "amounts to modern-day slavery." James Jackson, the former vice president of legal affairs at Sony Pictures, was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine. His wife, Elizabeth, was sentenced to three years in prison. "It seems she treated her dog much better than she treated her victim," U.S. District Judge Dale Fisher said.
Former Sony Pictures Lawyer and Wife Sentenced in Forced Labor of Filipino Maid
The Associated Press
January 29, 2008