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Emma Watson embroiled in maid immigration probe - report

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

Emma Watson embroiled in maid immigration probe - report

Actress Emma Watson attends the "Noah" New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on March 26, 2014 in New York City.
Actress Emma Watson attends the "Noah" New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on March 26, 2014 in New York City. Getty Images

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

The Harry Potter star's maid is reportedly facing a probe by British immigration officials over allegations she worked for Watson in the U.K. without the proper documentation. Editors at Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper suggest the investigation is focused on a claim 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 tells the publication, "An allegation has been received and processed and has been allocated for further action." Employers can be fined up to $16,000 per worker in breach of immigration rules.

Home Office officials declined to address the case, while a representative for Watson has yet to respond to WENN's request for a comment.

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