It’s an ugly little labour dispute raging in England these days, as the former chef to Sting and his wife Trudie slams the Missus as a bit of a tyrant around the household.
Miss Jane Martin the former gourmet chef to the two celebrities described for an employment tribunal a state of fear in the household staff, as the common help were reported to be treated by Mrs. Sting in a most unfortunate way.
Trudie Styler the other half of the Sting (Sumner) alliance is described as living with a flamboyant lifestyle and subjected them to gratuitous abuse to make her "feel royal.”
Miss Martin of course has an axe to grind, she was fired from her position when she became pregnant and was not always available to cater to the flamboyant ways any longer.
Prior to the dismissal she was lavished with many gifts and gratuities from the Sumner homestead, a procedure that apparently came to a swift and sudden end as her star began to fade into the estate sunsets.
Her presentation of events in the Sumner household seem to run counter to the carefully crafted image of Sting and Trudie as tantric sex masters, secure in their own skins and yearning for a life of normalcy eschewing the lot of the super celebrity!
Representatives of the Sumner’s suggest that Miss Martin's approach is all in a bid to cash in on the fame and fortune of Sting. A not uncommon event in the world of celebrity.
Perhaps this is why Sting finally decided it was time to get back together with his old band mates. After all the hostility on the home front, a nice little romp around the world with Andy and Stewart probably seemed like a great idea.