The sum is a drop in the bucket for the Full House stars and fashion designers, who are believed to be worth $300 million, mostly due to their luxury label The Row.
In 2015, about 40 present and past interns for Dualstar Entertainment Group, which released the Olsens’ film New York Minute and other movies and also provides their fashion apparel, brought a class-action lawsuit against the company at a New York Supreme Court. They alleged they were either unpaid or paid less than the minimum wage after working extended hours.
The “proposed settlement was reached only after protracted, arm’s-length negotiations between the parties and their experienced counsel, who considered the advantages and disadvantages of continued litigation,” according to court documents obtained by E! News.
She also said she worked 50 hours a week “inputting data into spreadsheets, making tech sheets, running personal errands for paid employees, organizing materials, photocopying, sewing, pattern cutting, among other related duties.”
The Olsen twins’ company said at the time that the allegations in the lawsuit were “groundless” and that the group was “committed to treating all individuals fairly and in accordance with all applicable laws.”