Dave Annable tells PEOPLE that Lowe doesn't bring sexual harassment scandal to work

By Kate Stroup Nicholas White
May 07, 2008 12:00 PM
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As the he-said, she-said battle between Rob Lowe and a former nanny rages on, his friends are standing firm.

“We love him to death,” his Brothers and Sisters costar Dave Annable told PEOPLE Monday at the Hornitos Cinco de Mayo party in Los Angeles. “We support him.”

In regards to the legal battle, Annable added: “Rob is doing great. That’s something he doesn’t bring to work.”

The 44-year-old actor was accused of sexual harassment last month by former nanny Jessica Gibson. His wife, Sheryl, has also been accused of harassment by a second ex-nanny, Laura Boyce. The Lowes vehemently deny the nannies’ claims.

The former West Wing star has said Gibson threatened to sue unless he gave her $1.5 million. “It is an attempt to damage and humiliate not only my wife and me, but our two young sons as well,” he wrote on the Huffington Post blog. (He has filed lawsuits against both nannies and a former chef.)

For more on Lowe and the controversy, check out the latest issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday.