American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey was sued by her former Nanny on Monday due to payment issues, as reported by Variety.
The All I Want for Christmas Is You singer’s former Nanny, Maria Burgues, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that she was fired in April last year after she complained about her payment and the working conditions when she was babysitting Carey’s children for $25 an hour.
Burgues said that she did not receive any payment for all the travelling she did with Carey when the singer went on a tour. She also revealed in the suit that she was routinely yelled at and threatened by Marcio Moto, who was the bodyguard of Carey’s children.
The former Nanny claimed that in December 2017, they were all driving to Las Vegas together when Moto yelled and threatened to kick her out of the car. She complained about the incident to Carey, but says nothing was done about it. Burgues was later fired after Moto repeatedly accused her of causing the trouble. The suit seeks compensation for emotional distress and settlement of her wage.
Carey’s attorney refrained from commenting because he said he had not seen the suit.
In November, Carey’s former housekeeper, Maria Salazar had also filed a lawsuit claiming she was not paid adequately.