New York Slaps Tina Fey With $79,000 Fine


Upper Darby sweetheart Tina Fey has gotten herself into a bit of a sticky situation. The Smoking Gun reports that the New York state officials have slapped the 30 Rock star with a $79,000 fine for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance:

The Workers’ Compensation Board lodged the judgment against Fey last week in State Supreme Court in Manhattan. State records indicate that the 43-year-old entertainer is being dunned for “Failure to Carry Workers’ Comp Ins” from late-2012 through last month.

A “Final Notice” regarding the $79,000 debt is addressed to Elizabeth T. Fey at a Manhattan address that, records show, has been the headquarters for the former Saturday Night Live star’s production company, Little Stranger Inc..

The March 20 judgment is in Fey’s name, not that of her company, which produced 30 Rock, the NBC comedy starring Fey and Alec Baldwin, and is developing other TV and film projects.

Court records do not detail how state officials arrived at the $79,000 figure, though it represents “Awards and Penalties” levied against Fey for her “having defaulted in payment thereof.” In a court affirmation, a state lawyer noted that, “Appeals before the Board have been exhausted.