Mariah & Nick’s Nanny Sues For Overtime


Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s former nanny, Simonette DaCosta, is suing the couple. Know why? Because Carey and Cannon had DaCosta babysitting their twins on a 24 hour work schedule and refused to pay her overtime.

DaCosta’s lawyer, Eli Freeberg, revealed that Carey then fired DaCosta because she was jealous of the nanny’s relationship with the kids.

Here’s what’s revealed in the lawsuit:

“A former live-in nanny for the superstar says the Hero” singer forced her to work 100-hour weeks — and then refused to pay her any overtime.

In papers filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court, Simonette DaCosta says she went to work for Carey and her now estranged husband Nick Cannon in October of 2013.

DaCosta attended to their needs not only at home , but also during Ms. Carey’s travels for her global concerts and appearances, the suit says. DaCosta was on call 24 hours a day. She was always at their beck and call.

DaCosta was always behind the scenes and often by Ms. Carey’s side.

DaCosta was paid $6,000- to $7,200-a-month for taking care of fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe — but didn’t get any overtime, and there was plenty of it.

Plaintiff was on duty during all hours of each 24 hour day with no entitlement for breaks, for meals, and even for sleep. Indeed, Ms. Carey would often call plaintiff at hours in the middle of the night and demand to be taken to her children or to be updated on the status of her children.

Ms. Carey would not tolerate any delay when she called and plaintiff had to attend to her every demand, spontaneous or otherwise.

DaCosta says she was fired in January of last year after Carey berated her for expressing too much affection for their children. Carey was jealous of the nanny’s relationship with her kids.”


  1. Awww Now Mariah that isn’t fair, now you hired her to keep the kids now it’s only fair you pay her,and if feel jealous because the kids like the nanny to much?you know why that is Mariah? It’s because it’s obvious the nanny spends more time with them than you do,stop being stupid and giving Nick leverage to take the kids because that’s what your doing

  2. Wonder if they had a contract? Because of she was on salary and on call and it was part of her contract, Nanny doesn’t have a leg to stand on. Still, Mimi should just settle with the nanny. Does she want dem babies living full time with Nick Corney and Amber Hoes.

    • I was thinking the exact same thing especially when she said forced to work…

  3. That’s what happens when you can’t take care of your own damn kids. Take a break and appreciate life for a second…your kids will only be babies once.

  4. …Sounds like typical neglectful celeb parent shit. The hell did she expect to happen having a Nanny keep her children for pretty much 24-hour shifts?

  5. Nanny and Carey are crazy! Nanny is lying. So she worked 24 hours a day with no food?! Liar! And if Mariah left her kids with a nanny that long, they don’t even know Mariah! The nanny is just mad cause she got fired. She should get a brown paper bag full of NOTHIN!!!

    • Dont be delusional. Overtime is overtime. Dont be give Mariah so much clout because she is a celeb

      • It’s not delusion. If shes an at will employee age can be fired anytime for any reason, as long as its not illegal . For some jobs, like being a personal assistant , the nature of the job is that you are constantly on call. The only way nanny gets overtime is if there was an agreement that she got paid a certain amount of money to work a certain amount of hours and she went over that.

  6. Yall heard Luda got full custody of his daughter. Wtf is going on in ATL…. Tyler Perry, Usher, Duane Wade…how do these men with questionable lifestyles keep getting custody to avoid paying support? The judges there must put a lot of importance on finances I guess.

    • @20:55 The reason why they are doing that because some of the women abuse the system and not to mention having all these kids. Some go so far as to having men thinking these kids are theirs when they are not. Also, these same ladies do not want nothing but the money and a lifestyle so they chose to get knocked up, have the baby, put a men up for child support and not work. Again these same women need to get a damn job and put in just as much work as a man. That’s why these ladies don’t have custody. Depending on their child or children to become a lazy ads gold digger. Point blank and said.

      • Seems like anti black woman bias. Yt women have been sitting around since the cave days w their kids while their men were out clubbing woody mammoths and that’s ok. We do it and we are lazy . Ha. Since when is being a full-time mom to a newborn system abuse? And It’s just wrong to take a three month old away from her mom who loves her and give her to her bio dad and his beard just because they have significant means. I hope the mama blows the doors right off his closet, I know I would drown his ass in his own tea if it was me. I just really feel sorry for that poor baby.

  7. Im not seeing anything but a racist downgrading comment made by a jerkoff sitting behind a computer. Next.

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