We told you last week about 64-year-old nanny Diane Stretton who refuses to leave the home of the Bracamonte family who hired (and later fired) her. Now she says she’ll leave the house as long as several of her demands are met.
Diane broke her silence during an interview with KTLA, alleging that the family mistreated her and tried to feed her dog food.
“There wasn’t a single day I was there, except for the two days I was sick, that I didn’t do dishes and about two or three hours of cleanup,” Stretton said.
The nanny claims she was overworked, working as many as 10 hours per day, and that she wasn’t allowed to take lunch or coffee breaks. She insists the job she was given wasn’t the job she was hired to do.
“She [Marcella Bracamonte] spends 90 percent of her day on the phone , just like a teenager, and she apparently wanted me to do whatever she was doing, which was making me work way more than the equivalent of the value of the room,” Stretton said.
After Diane stopped working, the Bracamonte family gave her a letter saying that either she do her job or she’s fired and has to leave. Diane said that within 12 hours of receiving the letter, her cable, air conditioning and Internet access were cut off.
“Right after she served that letter, she gave the kids three cans of dog food and told them to put it outside my room for my food,” she said. “And so little Ralphie, 4-years-old, knocks on the door and says, ‘Diane, your dinner’s here, we got dog food for you.’”
Her initial plan was to move out in 30-days, but then she says things got complicated. That’s when she wrote a list of demands, agreeing to leave by 7/6 if they were met.
Diane ‘s letter & list of demands to the family reads:
‘Agreement: I will voluntarily agree to leave by 6pm on 7/6/14 if each and all of the following conditions are met:
1. My WiFi and TV and house air conditioning and water must be continuously on until I vacate. Electricity in my room must be operational.
2. Bathrooms must be stocked up with TP (toilet paper) and hand soap at all times.
3. Marcella and kids must vacate the premises between the hours of 8am and 5pm until 7/6/14 whether I elect to leave during the day or not.
4. Between the hours of 5pm and 8am, I have full access to my room, the garage bathroom and the areas of the house between the front door and my bedroom. I will not linger in these areas.
5. I’m either given access to healthy food or given $200 to eat out. Said access to food shall be limited to hours between 8am and 5pm.
6. Neither the front door nor my bedroom shall be locked in a manner than prevents me from entering. This means the chain must be off and the locks cannot be changed.
In exchanged [sic] for the above, I will agree not to seek any of my legal remedies for your past violations of our agreement.’
Oh no ma’am. Can you believe she had the nerve to ask the family that employs her to leave their own house all day? She completely tried it.
It’s unclear if the family is agreeing to the conditions or not, but according to CNN, Diane Stretton is on the California’s Vexatious Litigant List — a list of people who continually bring legal action, regardless of merit, against others with the sole intention of harassment.
[via Mail Online]