Adam Sandler has won a lawsuit against Deanne McDonald, his kids’ former nanny, after she accused him of treating her like a slave.
A California appeals court judge has ruled that Deanne McDonald must repay the $80,000 she received for signing a confidential settlement, agreeing not to disclose anything about Adam Sandler nor disparage him.
Deanne McDonald was hired by Adam Sandler and his wife in 2009, and when her employment ended less than a year later, she raised employment claims that were squashed when Sandler agreed to pay her $48,000 and her attorneys $32,000 to stay quiet.
Last year, Deanne McDonald threatened to challenge the settlement agreement and sue Adam Sandler and his business partner brother Scott Sandler, so the siblings took her to private arbitration.
The former nanny then accused Adam Sandler of criminal activity and slavery.
An arbitrator ruled Deanne McDonald had breached the settlement agreement by repudiating it, disclosing confidential information and threatening to sue, and she was ordered to return the money and restrained from filing a future lawsuit.