Mariah Carey and ex Nick Cannon have reportedly settled a lawsuit filed by a former nanny who claimed they treated her like a slave and forced her to work more than 100 hours a week without proper compensation.
According to the NY Post, Simmonette DaCosta sued the former power couple earlier this year, claiming they forced her to rotate between working shifts of seven, 12-hour days and five 24-hour days.
She also claimed they paid $3000 to $3600 twice monthly from October 2013 through late January 2014 before she was fired for being “too affectionate” with the couple’s twins, Monroe and Morocco.
“She was let go for doing too good of a job,” her lawyer Eli Freedberg told The Post when she sued the couple. “She was advised not to be too affectionate with the children because they felt the children would get too attached to Ms. DaCosta.”
DaCosta, who claimed she was owed at least $100,000 in overtime, sought an undisclosed amount of money.
The amount of the settlement between Carey, Cannon and DaCosta was kept under seal.
This is not the first time Carey has been sued by a former employee.
In late 2014, her former assistant, Ylser Oliver, filed an unfair-wages suit claiming she never received overtime from the singer despite pulling in 16-hour days with tasks ranging from tidying up Carey’s Tribeca living room to packing her suitcases and tending to her “personal needs.”