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Second Nanny Comes Forward Calling Kim Porter Out As A Nightmare Employer, Reportedly Suing Diddy For Six Figures
A little less than a month ago we told you that a woman who claimed to be the former nanny of Kim Porter, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ children’s mother, filed a lawsuit against Kim. According to the woman’s suit, Kim verbally and violently abused her. She also expressed that Kim frequently indulged in narcotics and other drugs around her twin daughters. Now, a second nanny has come forward claiming that Kim treated her horribly during her stint of employment as the Combs children’s nanny.
According to TMZ, nanny number two is a woman by the name of Amanda Jansen and she filed her suit against Diddy’s company Bad Boy Entertainment since she claims that’s where her checks were coming from. Sources say that Jansen is suing the entertainment company for six figures, as she claims she was simply hired to look after Kim’s children but her job quickly turned into a full-service housekeeping position. The disgruntled ex-employee says that in addition to caring for the children, she was also required to sometimes work over 100 hours per week without ever being given a proper break.
Jansen also says Kim never gave her a room with a working lock and that she was forced to live out of a suitcase because the only furniture her bedroom contained was a bed and a computer desk. In the suit, Jansen complains that when she tried to speak to Kim about her crazy schedule, she was fired.
We hear that the woman is suing for overtime compensation that she allegedly never received and wrongful termination in addition to a few other grievances.
Now that a second woman has come forward, what are your thoughts on the allegations being made against Kim?
Former Nanny Stings Kim Porter With Lawsuit, Alleges That Kim Abused Her And Used Drugs Around The Twins
Kim Porter may be in need of a “fixer” right now, as the mom of four has found herself in the midst of a scandal that has the potential to be quite damaging. TMZ reports that Dawn Drago, a woman who says she worked as Porter’s nanny from 2011 to 2012 is suing her for an undisclosed amount.
Let’s start with why Drago is suing. It is being reported that the former nanny alleges that Porter “verbally and violently” abused her. She also claims that Porter frequently chain-smoked marijuana around the twin daughters she shares with hip-hop mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, which sort of leads into why she isn’t Porter’s nanny anymore. Drago claims that she was fired last year after confronting Porter about the heavy amounts of marijuana being used in the house and complaining that all of the smoke was choking her.
The Combs children’s former caregiver went on to allege that marijuana wasn’t the only drug that Kim indulged in, but says that she also found coc*ine during the time she was employed by Porter. She recounted one occasion in particular, where she was driving the children to school and noticed that they had a “white powdery substance” all over them. According to Drago, the children had somehow gotten into ”a bag containing the powder, along with clear capsules, filled with another powdery substance in a bag in the back seat.” When confronted about it, Drago says Kim claimed the bag “contained medicine.”
Court papers were filed on behalf of Drago by attorney Patrick Reider.
Any working mom can remember the day they were faced with one of the most dreaded moments of parenthood: The day they had to return to the working world. Moms become engulfed with guilt for having to (or even wanting to) return to work.
I became a new mom 11 months ago and I remember carrying around this terrible sense of dread through the last few weeks of my 14-week maternity leave. I went from cursing the domestic maternity laws — “Why can’t we get a year off like Canada!” — to all out cry fests at night on my husband’s shoulder. Like many moms I was forced to bite the bullet and take my little one to a nearby daycare facility, which thankfully my daughter did quite well in.
A few family members who spoke to me during those worrisome last few weeks of my leave asked if I ever considered a home nanny. Honestly I did, but I felt as if the task of screening potential candidates and finding a perfect fit for my hectic, multicultural home was just too daunting, especially during my first weeks as a mother. My other concern was that nannies just simply cost too much! I equated having a home nanny as a product of uber-wealthy Park Avenue housewives; a perk that comes at a price that was out of the budget of a North Jersey upper middle class mom like myself. Little did I know I was wrong on both counts. Atlanta-based nanny agency My Good Nanny is here to set the record straight.
My Good Nanny is a Christian-based, culturally diverse nanny agency that helps parents with the overwhelming task of finding a nanny that fits perfectly in their home and with their family. Created by Alpharetta, G.A. mom Tosi Ufodike, the nanny agency completes background testing, extensive interviews, personality discovery, and other screening processes that allow them to strategically place nannies.
The agency also prides itself on offering nannies from all types of ethnic backgrounds, from Asian to Caribbean. This factor is important for many families who would like their children to be in the care of a professional who speaks their language and understands the cultural background of the client.
Gabriel Aubry has issues—legal ones. Halle Berry is reportedly due in court today to request that her child’s father not have any contact with their 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, until said legal issues—an investigation into accusations of child endangerment and assault—are resolved.
Alliance Kamdem, a nanny hired by Gabriel, claims the French-Canadian model repeatedly yelled and cursed at her, often in Nahla’s presence. She also says Gabriel would make her sit in a corner in his condo until he called for her, and that he often yelled at Nahla as well, causing her to become scared and cry. The nanny also alleges that when Nahla had a rash her father refused to treat it; now the the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services has gotten involved and plans to conduct a child endangerment investigation.
On top of all of this, Alliance quit her job last week after Gabriel allegedly shoved her. She also claims he’s yelled racial epithets at her.
The only response Gabriel’s rep has given on the matter is that “Anyone can file a police report at any time, regardless of it being accurate.”
Well, hopefully these accusations aren’t.
Do you think the judge should honor Halle’s request that Gabriel not have contact with Nahla until this mess is cleared up?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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It’s a case of she-said, she-said.
Heather Mills’ ex-nanny says that Mills mistreated her while under her service two years ago. Mills maintains that her ex-nanny is just salty because Mills refused to pay for her breast enlargement surgery. Womp.