Monster Nanny Fired by California Family, Refuses to Leave Premises

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Here is something you don't see everyday ever.

Diane Stretton (aka Monster Nanny) is a 64-year old who was fired from her position a month ago. Except, well… she refused to leave the house. She barricaded herself in her room and claimed her termination wasn’t “legal.”

The family's mother, Marcella Bracamonte, called the police, but was told it was a “civil” situation and they could not act.

Diane Stretton

Now, accordion to The Daily Mail, Stretten has agreed to exit the premises by July 6 - as long as the family agrees to a list of demands.

We're not kidding. The newspaper lists the demands as follows:

  • My WiFi and TV and house air conditioning and water must be continuously on until I vacate. Electricity in my room must be operational.
  • Bathrooms must be stocked up with TP (toilet paper) and hand soap at all times.
  • Marcella and kids must vacate the premises between the hours of 8am and 5pm until 7/6/14 whether I elect to leave during the day or not.
  • Between the hours of 5pm and 8am, I have full access to my room, the garage bathroom and the areas of the house between the front door and my bedroom. I will not linger in these areas.
  • I'm either given access to healthy food or given $200 to eat out. Said access to food shall be limited to hours between 8am and 5pm."
  • Neither the front door nor my bedroom shall be locked in a manner than prevents me from entering. This means the chain must be off and the locks cannot be changed.

Diane, who has said the family tried to feed her dog food after firing her, concluded:

"In exchanged [sic] for the above, I will agree not to seek any of my legal remedies for your past violations of our agreement."

Seems fair to us, no? It also seems like Lifetime is already scheduling a movie about this mess.

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She's been gone for days. So much for staying up-to-date Hollywood Gossip. she's camped out in the police station parking lot. Stay tuned, cause I bet this isn't over yet.


I say give in to her demands and then July 6th as she's leaving have her arrested for trespassing.


ok, an old fashioned mom......................BUT A RIGHT ONE FOR CALIFORNIA!!


Unfortunately the couple do not have the upper landlord does. They chose the wrong person for the wrong reasons. No one wins here really.
They will have to get her out by the numbers of the law and in the order stated however the nanny has n right to make such demands. The couple will have to live in hell with this parasite until he law takes its course.
Frankly, having been a nanny myself, I now feel that if you and your husband can't or won't take care of your children and home yourselves then just live with your mess or hire a family member to clean once a week and babysit once a week to give yourselves rest.
There are reputable agencies yes but you can not KNOW a person's intent or character until they live with you. Bottom line: learn methods to keep your home neat and clean and deal with your own children.