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'Nightmare Nanny' claims couple tried to feed her dog food

'Nightmare Nanny' Claims Couple Tried to Feed Her Dog Food

For the first time since the story went viral, the so-called "nightmare nanny" broke her silence and shared her side of the story on Tuesday morning -- and KTLA got the exclusive interview with Diane Stretton.

The saga began in March when Diane Stretton, 64, responded to a Craiglist ad and eventually accepted a position with Upland couple Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte to watch the couple's three children and help around the house in exchange for room and board.

The couple told KTLA that Stretton was amazing at first, but - two weeks into being hired - she revealed that she suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a breathing condition, and things changed shortly after.

"She completely reverted after a couple weeks into someone who didn't want to do anything and that only came out when it was time to eat," Ralph Bracamonte said.

Marcella Bracamonte said she delivered an ultimatum to Stretton in the form of a letter, asking her to either live up to her part of the agreement or leave.

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The nanny was fired by the couple on June 6, but they claimed Stretton refused to leave and has threatened to sue them for breach of contract, wrongful termination and false imprisonment.

"She said, 'if you want me to go, you'll need to evict me. I have rights,'" Marcella Bracamonte said.

The Bracamontes contacted police, but authorities declined to get involved because Stretton had established residency in the home and the dispute was considered a civil matter.

But in an interview that aired exclusively on KTLA, Stretton refuted some of the family's claims and said she had a two-word name for Marcella Bracamonte: "drama queen."

"There wasn't a single day I was there, except for the two days I was sick, that I didn't do dishes and about two or three hours of cleanup. And just that alone should've been almost enough to equal the value of the room," Stretton said.

Stretton claimed she was overworked, couldn't take lunch or coffee breaks, and that the job she was doing was not the one she had agreed to.

She added that after receiving the letter, the family tried to feed her dog food.

"Right after she served that letter, she gave the kids three cans of dog food and told them to put it outside my room for my food," she said. "And so little Ralphie, 4-years-old, knocks on the door and says, 'Diane, your dinner's here, we got dog food for you.'"

She also said it the job that made her sick. Stretton described Marcella Bracamonte as a "drama queen."

"She gets very hyper and excited and yells and screams. She's a screaming Mimi," Stretton said.

She added that she had planned to move out in 30 days, but the situation got complicated.

The ordeal could be over soon, however, as a CNN report stated that Stretton could possibly be out of the house by July 4 as long as certain conditions were met.

KTLA's Lynette Romero and Kennedy Ryan contributed to this report.


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sc4rltt July 01 2014 at 12:31 PM

You claim she screams at you... and you refuse to leave.
You claim you can't take lunch or coffee breaks.... and you refuse to leave.
You claim you're overworked... and you refuse to leave.
You claim the job you're doing is not the job you agreed to do... and you refuse to leave.
You claim they tried to feed you dog food.... and you refuse to leave.
Lady. Not a word you say is believable and the problem here is obvious. It's you. YOU are the drama queen. YOU are the "screaming mimi". Quit tormenting this family and ******* them dry. Leave already.

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cgssnavickas July 01 2014 at 12:21 PM

I believe this woman as much as I believe that the earth is square.

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AMedicGary July 01 2014 at 12:24 PM

another "I've got rights", crybaby liberal old hag ..... she has no rights claiming another person's house as her own and refusing to leave when asked to ....... but that is the way in this crazy country nowadays ........ sad..

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phardynetmail July 01 2014 at 12:48 PM

Given the "Nanny's" history, which includes more than three dozen previous lawsuits, I think that she has exhausted her credibility.

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Tutu phardynetmail July 01 2014 at 6:12 PM

My guess is that they did not check her out well. That is their shame and now the need to pay the pricve for their stupidity. Still and all no way in hades would I leave town for the holiday with her in my home...they may come back to learn that she had ti towed away to another state. (just kidding) still and all....comeone homeowners...think for a change.

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Hello Beautiful phardynetmail July 01 2014 at 8:46 PM

WOW, really? Three dozen, that's 36 previous lawsuits. That's a lot!!! Are they listed somewhere? Just curious.

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Sandra Hello Beautiful July 10 2014 at 10:55 AM

Yes, it is called something like Viscious/Vindictive lawsuit list. It covers all of California and produced by the court system. It was mentioned in the original article, I so not remember the exact name but this lady is there. It gives names and type of suit,.

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smaxson5 July 01 2014 at 12:30 PM

She is a whack job for sure I hope nobody else falls victim to this so-called NANNY. Wouldn't trust her with goldfish.

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lgreg2001 July 01 2014 at 12:40 PM

So let me see if I have this straight.....she was treated horribly and that is why she won't move out. huh?

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fmasone July 01 2014 at 12:25 PM

this NaNnY is a nut case

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wintervision July 01 2014 at 12:28 PM

Dogfood was too good for her !!

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manmi1 July 01 2014 at 12:23 PM

I said it once before... I would have called the police and reported the old b*tch for child abuse. She could have been arrested and had a "home" for a while.

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pambsid July 01 2014 at 12:24 PM

just leave girl!

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eaglephoenix2 pambsid July 01 2014 at 2:21 PM

Looks like she's a few brain cells shy of cognitive thought.

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abigailmartinez3 eaglephoenix2 July 01 2014 at 8:29 PM

Unfortunately, it seems to work well for her.

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