Fired Live-In Nanny Refuses to Leave

ABC News

An exasperated California family is in the position of being unable to evict their live-in nanny who is refusing to work but also refusing to leave their home.

Marcella Bracamonte claims that her nanny, Diane Stretton, 64, is threatening to sue her family for wrongful dismissal and abuse of the elderly.

Stretton, who declined to speak with ABC news, has reportedly told the owners she wants them out of their own house daily between 8am and 8pm.

Mrs. Bracamonte, 31 and her husband Ralph, say they hired Stretton on March 4 after placing an ad in Craigslist for help in caring for their three children, ages 11, four and one.

When they became dissatisfied and tried to evict her, police told them they didn't have the power to remove her because it was a civil matter.

In fact, a court has ruled that the family can't open the door to her room.

The Bracamonte's say they've subsequently learned that Stretton has a long history of suing other people.