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'Nightmare Nanny' to Voluntarily Leave Former Employers' Home

By    |   Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014 12:30 PM

Diane Stretton, recently dubbed the "Nightmare Nanny" after refusing to vacate the home of the California family who fired her, has now broken her silence. She accused her employers of abusing her while she took care of the couple's three children and announced her voluntary departure by July 4.

The 64-year-old Stretton was hired in March as a live-in nanny for the children of Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte, ages 16 months, 4, and 11 years old. The couple said that they were ultimately unhappy with her performance, and fired her. According to CNN, however, she said she quit.

"I wasn't fired, unless you can be fired after you quit," she told a local radio station. "I quit two days before they fired me. And I gave 30 days of notice, which we had agreed to."

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She winced at the accusations that she was a squatter, noting that a judge had ruled in her favor, finding that the Bracamontes did not terminate Stretton's employment legally, and deemed her a temporary tenant of the home. Stretton also said she was the real victim, and that the family ran her ragged.

"I didn't get lunch breaks, I didn't get coffee breaks, I didn't get any holidays. Basically, I was working 24/7. They were the ones that were trying to exploit me, as if I was some poor migrant worker from a foreign country that they could just exploit and work 24/7," she said.

Stretton, who has been sleeping in her car but using the house for storage, announced that she would be leaving on Monday.

Reporters recently found out that Stretton is on California's Vexatious Litigant List, which is comprised of citizens who bring legal action against others to harass them. People magazine reported that "she is a plaintiff in 7 cases and a defendant in 6 more."

Marcella Bracamonte also said she has recently been in touch with other families who report that Stretton had done similar things to their families in the past.



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Diane Stretton, recently dubbed the "Nightmare Nanny" after refusing to vacate the home of the California family who fired her, has now broken her silence. She accused her employers of abusing her while she took care of the couple's three children and announced her voluntary departure by July 4.
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