Mariah Carey being sued by kids' former nanny for 'unpaid wages and terrible working conditions'

She seems to be making the case that she was working round-the-clock for Carey and sometimes those tasks didn't even involve taking care of her children

Mariah Carey being sued by kids' former nanny for 'unpaid wages and terrible working conditions'
Mariah Carey visits the Empire State Building on December 17, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)
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Mariah Carey appears to have landed herself in hot water this winter. Reports have emerged that the popular pop diva is being sued by the former nanny of her children, Maria Burgues.

Burgues claims that she is still owed a large sum of money for all the hard work and long hours she put in for the 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' singer during the course of her employment.

Burgues also claims that she was treated in an incredibly shoddy manner by one of Carey's bodyguards during that time.

In the legal suit filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court, on Monday, December 23, Burgues claims that she worked for the singer from late 2017 to early 2018, but had been terminated from her contract in April last year because she decided to complain about her unsatisfactory wages and terrible working conditions. 

Burgues insists that while she was being paid $25 an hour for babysitting Carey's two children, Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, she was not fairly compensated for being obliged to travel all over the globe with the jet-setting pop star and her children whenever Carey went on tour.

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While it is not clear what the nanny's schedule or daily hours were supposed to be, she seems to be making the case that she was working round-the-clock for Carey and sometimes those tasks didn't even involve taking care of her children.

Moroccan Scott Cannon (top), Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, and Monroe Cannon attend Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards in Inglewood, California. Cannon and Carey are now divorced (Getty Images)

Burgues also levels charges against Marcio Moto, a bodyguard who was hired to watch over Carey's children. Allegedly, Moto would make it a regular practice to scream and verbally abuse Burgues, causing her severe emotional distress throughout the course of her employment.

In December 2017, on a road trip to Las Vegas, Burgues claims that Moto started raising his voice and angrily screamed at her, threatening to forcibly kick her out of the car and abandon her by the side of the road.

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In another cited incident, she claims that the bodyguard had been so distracted while video chatting with his girlfriend that he nearly got her and Carey's children involved in a major car accident on the way to a dance class.

Later on, at the dance class, he went ballistic and yelled at her in front of other people because she failed to notice that one of the children had wandered off.

She said she later complained about these emotionally-scarring incidents to the 49-year-old pop singer, but that nothing was ever done about it — except for her getting fired after she voiced her grievances. 

Considering the overall shabby treatment meted out to her, Burgues filed a suit that seeks monetary compensation for the severe emotional distress she endured and also for the unpaid wages due to her at the time of her firing in April 2018.

Carey's attorney has declined to comment on the case because he said he hadn't seen the suit yet.

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