Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Sued By Former Nanny & The Timing Couldn't Be Worse
Working for one of music's biggest divas certainly doesn't sound like a gig for the faint of heart, but it becomes an exceptionally terrible arrangement when on-the-job issues result in legal action. According to Us Weekly, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are being sued by their former nanny Simonette DaCosta, who claims the estranged couple owes her overtime wages from duties she performed between October 2013 and Jan. 26, 2014. The allegations made by DaCosta sound awful, and the timing of this lawsuit couldn't be worse for Carey and Cannon, who are divorcing. Basically, it's a bad situation all the way around.
In paperwork DaCosta filed in court on Wednesday, she claims that while caring for the couple's 3-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan, she routinely worked between 84 and 120 hours per week. Her suit also alleges that Carey and Cannon did not honor the initially agreed upon rate of $350 a day. Instead, DaCosta says that she only earned $3,000 and $3,600 every two weeks and also reported working "12-hour shifts seven days a week, or 24-hour shifts five days a week." Furthermore, she claims that she wasn't allowed breaks or time to eat or sleep and was eventually fired for showing the twins too much affection.
As a result, DaCosta is requesting "unpaid overtime wages, premium wages, liquidated damages, reasonable attorneys' fees, costs, pre-judgment interest, and all other appropriate legal relief under the law."
With Carey's residency in Vegas and Cannon expanding his management roster to include Amber Rose, their professional lives appear to be moving in a positive direction, but two huge setbacks in a matter of months can't be easy to handle. But let's face it, they definitely have the means to pay DaCosta back.
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