LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — For the first time since the so-called Squatter Nanny left an Upland home, she came face-to-face with her previous employer on Friday’s episode of “Dr. Phil.”
“For the first time since that happened, this homeowner and this nanny sit down face-to-face, eyeball-to-eyeball and have it out,” TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw told CBS2’s Kent Shocknek.
The episode, which aired at 3 p.m. on CBS2, featured Diane Stretton and her previous employer, Marcel Bracamonte.
“Boy, were some red-flags missed here,” McGraw told Shocknek. “How much background check was going on? This nanny, for instance, has filed 37 lawsuits against people. We were able to find 22. That wasn’t known when this person was hired and brought into the home.”
In June, Stretton made international headlines when she refused to leave the home, where she had been working as a nanny for about two months.
Bracamonte and her husband, Ralph, said they’d fired her after that she refused to do the job they hired her for.
When asked what it was like to have both on the set, McGraw answered: “Scary.”
“They’re both very intelligent women and fortunately they use their words,” he said. “And so, we’re able to keep it civil, but definitely intense.”
Dr. Phil said the intense conversation underscores a big safety precaution.
“We need to be very careful about who we expose our children to,” he added.
KCAL9’s Amy Johnson first broke the story after the Bracamontes attempted to evict Stretton but had a judge side with the nanny. After some legal wrangling, Stretton left.