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Fired Nanny: I'll Move Out When Weather Is Right
Diane Stretton says she won't budge until media back off
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2014 3:08 AM CDT
Diane Stretton says she won't move until the media back off.   (FastestBreakingNews)

(Newser) – The fired nanny who has been refusing to leave her former employers' home says she is now ready to go—when conditions are just right. Diane Stretton over the weekend emailed Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte's lawyer blaming the weather and the media for her failure to depart their California home, ABC News reports. There are "always a bunch of news vehicles right in front of the house," the 64-year-old complains. "The media needs to be completely gone before I continue moving." She noted a predicted near-100-degree heat wave will make it impossible to move in the next few days because she "can't work in that kind of heat"—though "if the media stays away, I will be out by the 4th of July. But that depends on the circus not continuing."

But Marcella Bracamonte, who says she fired Stretton last month after she "just stopped working," isn't convinced. "I don’t believe her. She is going to show up when I am not here with a bunch of food and water and she will barricade herself in her room," she says. Stretton, for her part, tells KNX 1070 news radio she only refused to work twice, when she had the flu and had worked 90 days straight. "I didn’t get lunch breaks, I didn’t get coffee breaks, I didn't get any holidays. Basically, I was working 24/7." Bracamonte, who tells People that she hired Stretton through a Craigslist ad and that her references checked out, says she and her family will be out of town on the day when Stretton claims she is going to move—but there will be plenty of other family members house-sitting. "I feel like she knows that I'm going to be gone and that she wants to lock me out of my home," she says.

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Killary Clottin'
Jul 2, 2014 10:43 PM CDT
This is exactly what the manufacturers of pepper spray had in mind when they manufactured their product. I blame the nutless father a this point. Spray pepperspray in the old bag's face and push her out the door. Throw her junk in the street. She is trespassing and if the cops ask questions, just tell them you were making some salsa in YOUR house and the intruder got in the way.
Jul 2, 2014 9:23 PM CDT
This story makes me so angry for some reason. I would screw with her so hard. People are jumping to defend her but come on, how many lawsuits has this woman filed?! Even if she got short ended, this is the case of the boy who cried wolf. Maybe don't try to sue everyone (and your own kid) and you might have people who believe you.
Tom Walker
Jul 2, 2014 2:53 PM CDT
Good help is hard to find, bad help is hard to lose.