UPLAND (CBSLA.com) — The battle continues between an Upland couple and their former live-in nanny, who has yet to move out of their home more than four weeks after they say she was fired.
CBS2’s Tom Wait reports a three-day notice to quit is taped to the Bracamonte family’s front door, a sign of the fallout between Ralph and Marcella Bracamonte and their former caregiver Diane Stretton.
The couple say they fired Stretton on June 6 but she refused to leave.
They went to court to try to extricate her from their premises but filled out the three-day quit notice incorrectly and a judge sided with Stretton, who the Bracamontes say has yet to collect her belongings.
The family says they haven’t spoken to their former nanny for nearly two weeks and heard in various media reports she would be out by July 4.
The Bracamontes say the judge has not issued an eviction order so it remains unclear as to when Stretton may have to leave.
CBS2/KCAL9 News was at the residence June 25, when the Bracamontes served Stretton with legal documents in their own living room.
“When I called the police, they were telling me it’s now a civil matter and that I have to evict her. So, this lady is welcome inside my house anytime she wants, to eat my food anytime she wants and harass me basically. I’m now a victim in my own home, and it’s completely legal,” Marcella said.
The Bracamontes hired Stretton via Craigslist, offering her room and board for taking care of their three children. They say she stopped working and refused to leave her room after the first few months.
“When I was working there, I didn’t get lunch breaks, I didn’t get coffee breaks, I didn’t get any holidays. … Basicall,y I was working 24/7,” she said.
Stretton declined requests for an on-camera interview Monday but sent a text message to Wait that read in part: “I was assassinated by the media before anyone even tried to get my side of the story. I will be treated with dignity and respect.”
She did not give an indication as to when she planned to move out.