Lizzie Norton: Babysitter and kids' dad's dance on video causes outrage as he touches her breasts
A TikTok clip of a father-of-two dancing with the kids’ nanny has gone viral for all the wrong reasons as people have branded it as “unsettling”. The clip uploaded by the children’s mother Rachel posted on TikTok showed her husband Andrew and the nanny Lizzie Norton taking turns lifting each other up and wrapping their arms around each other. They also did the iconic ‘Dirty Dancing’ lift, which received more than 8.1 million views.
Though the 34-year-old mother called the duo’s behavior in the video innocent and also brought Norton in another video to defend herself, people are convinced that the dad and the nanny are sleeping together. The commentators also believed that their behavior is a major red flag, which Rachel is trying hard not to see.
Sharing the video — titled ‘the nanny-dad content no one asked for’ — on the social media platform on August 3, Rachel wrote, “this is what happens... when dad comes home before the nanny leaves.” The dance video showed Andrew in a T-shirt and jeans, and Norton wearing a loose tee and shorts. The young woman was shown trying to lift the dad off the floor but failed. Andrew then did the same and successfully lifted Norton by her waist. However, as he held her up in the air, his hands went higher and seemed to touch her breasts.
“You touched her boobs!” Rachel said in the video, to which her husband replied while laughing, “I know, I know.” Eventually, they did the famous lift from ‘Dirty Dancing’ for which Andrew held her by the armpits, and Norton put her hands around his neck while Rachel told them to correct their steps. They did the move again with Andrew’s hands on the nanny's torso that seemed like he was feeling her boobs.
Viewers quickly called out the video and described it inappropriate. A user said, “The fact that they were both insanely comfortable doing this is unsettling.” Another one commented, “What they're doing doesn't even look fun. They just like touching each other.” A person added, “Reminds me of the stuff we'd do in middle school to flirt without admitting we were flirting.”
A comment on the video referring to Rachel read, “Only way someone encouraged anyone to act like this with their husband is if they're desperately trying to prove to themself [sic] that nothing is going on.” The second one stated, “Mouth shrugging, smiles not always reaching the eyes, and self soothing gestures make me think the nanny is hiding something.”
Who is Lizzie Norton?
Norton is a 23-year-old girl from New Jersey, who takes care of Rachel and Andrew’s two kids when they go to work. The couple met the nanny while she used to work in the baby room at a daycare before the Covid-19 pandemic. “She was always the nicest, the sweetest. She would send pictures all day, and we would talk all day. She wasn't like the other people that worked there, and I wasn't like the other moms. We were, like, friends,” Rachel said in another TikTok video, to which Norton added, “We instantly became friends.”
However, amid the pandemic, when the daycare closed down, Norton was hired by the parents to look after their four-year-old and one-year-old children when they were out of their house. “In the beginning of the pandemic, my husband worked from home while I went to work, and he and Lizzie did see each other every day,” Rachel stated as she went on to explain that when Andrew returned to office, he and Norton are not able to see each other because he goes to work before she comes in the morning and leaves before he comes back.
“On the rare occasion she does see him, they're so happy to see each other, because she's like our little sister. We love her to death. She's really goofy and weird and we can joke around and mess with her, and vice versa. Andrew and her are funny and she's like our little sister. When she dates and makes bad decisions on other things, we give her advice. We tell her we're disappointed in her, we tell her we're proud of her,” Rachel said, before adding, “She's not a minor.”
While Norton said, “I'm not being groomed, everybody can calm down.” She also cleared the air around Andrew touching her boobs in the video as she claimed, “I don't have any boobs to touch.” Rachel, on the other hand, requested TikTok viewers to stop attacking Norton. “Stop attacking her. She's an angel. She's a godsend to our family and people are attacking her like she's some sort of s**t,” she said.