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 accused Adam Sandler of criminal activity and slavery (photo Getty Images)
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.
Paul McCartney has succeeded to ban the sale of mementos by the family of his former nanny, Rose Martin.
Rose Martin, who looked after Paul McCartney’s children, was reportedly gifted a number of collectable items by the Beatles star’s late wife Linda, including a suit, a cape and handwritten lyrics.
The late nanny’s family decided to put the collection up for auction following her death last year, but they have now been withdrawn from sale following a complaint from Paul McCartney’s attorneys.
Paul McCartney prevents the family of his late nanny selling off his old clothes in Liverpool amid a dispute over ownership (photo Getty Images)
Omega Auctions representative Paul Fairweather told Daily Telegraph: “Unfortunately, the lawyers have claimed that Paul would never have given any clothing away.”
“Rose always told the family that it was Linda that had given them to her but as both have unfortunately passed away, neither story can be corroborated … At the end of the day we’ve got to make sure that according to the law we give them back to their rightful owner, be that Rose’s family or Sir Paul McCartney and MPL Communications [McCartney Productions Ltd]. We can only apologize to any buyers who were hoping to bid on these items.”
The collection was expected to fetch as much as $48,000 at auction and Rose Martin’ family had hoped to distribute the cash to her grandchildren.
Paul McCartney previously paid tribute to Rose Martin following her death, calling her a “dear friend” and “fiercely loyal”.
Pam Behan, a former nanny for the Kardashians, plans to reveal an untold story of America’s most famous family in a tell-all book.
Pam Behan, who spent five years apparently watching over their daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe, claims their mother Kris “groomed” the sisters for the spotlight in a desperate bid for fame in her unfinished tome Malibu Nanny: The True Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny.
According to RadarOnline, Pam Behan says she worked for the couple from 1991 to 1996.
During that time, she claims to have spent time with the sisters, now stars of the family’s reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and their younger brother, Rob.
Pam Behan, a former nanny for the Kardashians, plans to reveal an untold story of America's most famous family in a tell-all book
Describing the siblings, she said Kourtney Kardashian, around age 12 at the time, was “a serious child” who “spoke her mind”, according to Radar.
Younger sister Kim, aged 10, was “always very sweet and friendly”; and Khloe, 6, was “full of energy”.
And their mother, she claims, was intent on making her girls famous.
“Kris always seemed to be rubbing elbows with people that were <<somebody>>. Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert spent time with friends whose parents were celebrities or people in the limelight,” Pam Behan writes.
“I believe she was grooming her children for their current celebrity status their entire lives… I do believe that the success they enjoy now is what she always hoped for and wanted for them and for herself.”
According to Radar, Pam Behan describes their mother-turned-manager Kris as a “brilliant businesswoman” – and a difficult boss.
Remembering on one occasion when she returned with groceries for the family, Pam Behan writes: “When I got home, Kris, who was in the kitchen, looked at the groceries I had just purchased, and let out a torrent of expletives. <<…I can’t believe you forgot the ****ing broccoli!>>.”
She explains Kris apologized the following day, but not before adding of the mix-up: “Broccoli was not on the short list she had given me that day, although it was a regular item on the weekly list. I did not know, shame on me, that keeping broccoli stocked in the refrigerator was so critical.”
Pam Behan also describes one incident in which she claims Bruce Jenner – who has been open about undergoing cosmetic surgery – allegedly urged her to have a nose job when she was 19.
“…The subject of plastic surgery came up one day in an unexpected way. Bruce was looking at me funny,” she writes.
“<<You should probably have a little taken off your nose>>,” she remembers him saying.
Pam Behan says she left the family in early 1995, just after the birth of Bruce and Kris Jenner’ first child, Kendall, to pursue other opportunities but says she hopes she “made a difference in their lives”.
ET reports Pam Behan is still writing the book and is waiting on approval from the family before it will be published.