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US NewsJames Dyson issues £50,000 lawsuit against his former PA accusing her of 'spying' while she was a member of staff at his £20million mansion

12:35  03 may  2019
12:35  03 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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He also accuses her of taking his wife’s medical records. Sir James , famed for his vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, launched the lawsuit with wife Lady Deirdre, 76, in Her lawyers say she properly downloaded emails and took photos while cleaning to remind herself where certain objects had stood.

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James Dyson issues £50,000 lawsuit against his former PA accusing her of 'spying' while she was a member of staff at his £20million mansion © Getty Images (From left): Sir James Dyson, his wife Lady Deirdre Dyson, Sir David Attenborough and Miranda Richardson

Billionaire inventor James Dyson is suing his former PA following claims she stole emails, recorded staff conversations and took photos in his £20 million mansion, it was reported last night.

Sir James, 72, is suing Lynette Flanders for £50,000 at London's High Court, alleging she stole more than 5,000 emails and downloaded his wife's medical records.

Sir James and his wife Deirdre, 76, jointly launched the lawsuit after conducting an IT probe in October, The Sun reported.

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Sir James , 69, and his wife Deirdre, 73, face a nervous wait while South Gloucestershire Council decides whether to grant retrospective listed building consent. The 51-bedroom mansion , noted for its ‘exceptional architectural and historic interest’, was bought by the couple for a reported £ 20 million in

In mid-1993, dentist Evan Chandler accused American singer Michael Jackson of sexually abusing his 13-year-old son, Jordan Neil "Jordy" Chandler.

But Mrs Flanders, 50, denies the allegations, saying they are 'vague and embarrassing'.

She first joined the staff at the estate in 2007 as a cleaner but rose to become a house manager of Dodington Park, where the couple live with a 100-strong force of staff, on a salary of £35,000 a year.

Sir James's lawyers said this gave her 'extensive access to private and confidential information' before she was made redundant last August.

James Dyson issues £50,000 lawsuit against his former PA accusing her of 'spying' while she was a member of staff at his £20million mansion © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited James Dyson and his wife Deirdre (pictured) are suing his former PA Lynette Flanders for £50,000 They also allege she made a secret recording of a conversation between two senior estate staff.

The lawsuit further accused her of taking five photographs inside the private Dodington Park in south Gloucestershire and sending them to her personal email address.

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The Dysons bought the lavish 300-acre Georgian estate in 2003.

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Built in the early 19th century, the estate contains both Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and is recognised as being of exceptional architectural and historic interest.

In 2017, Sir James avoided prosecution after building an underground marble swimming pool at the stately home without gaining planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council.

The Dysons are demanding up to £50,000 in damages for breach of confidence, misuse of private information and for the distress and anxiety caused.

James Dyson issues £50,000 lawsuit against his former PA accusing her of 'spying' while she was a member of staff at his £20million mansion © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The couple's sprawling country home: £20million Dodington Park in Gloucestershire But Mrs Flanders's lawyers say she took the photographs inside the house because she wanted to remind herself where certain items were while she was cleaning.

Vacuum cleaner tycoon Sir James's company made a profit of £1.1 billion in 2018.

According to Bloomberg, this made him the wealthiest person in Britain with a personal net worth of £10.5 billion.

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