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Lisa Marie Presley

Nanny Suit Is History

1/12/2010 4:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lisa Marie Presley's former nanny has dropped her lawsuit against Elvis' daughter, but Lisa Marie is still really pissed at her.

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The nanny, Christine White, sued Presley back in August, claiming she was forced to work ridiculous hours without breaks.

Lisa Marie countersued White, claiming the nanny broke her contract by taking numerous pictures of the twin babies.

The case was dismissed today ... we do not know if it settled, because the nanny's lawyer is mum. Lisa Marie tells TMZ White's lawsuit was bogus and filed "out of utter greed and revenge because we terminated her ..."

Lisa Marie tells us she discovered White took over 165 unauthorized photos and videos of the babies and thereby violated the confidentiality agreement.

Elvis Presley's daughter says she made "a huge mistake ever hiring Christine and in exposing our babies to her."

Lesson learned.

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16.

LH    

I believe that Nanny had some valid reasons to sue this rich and spoiled woman. LMP, educate yourself so you don't expose yourself to a similar problem in the future. The state of California has Labor Laws. Under California Labor Laws, slavery is illegal. Just because you chose to give birth to twin babies for your own personal gratification (Ego? or, what ever the heck your fantasy happens to be)either take care of them yourself now the same as other parents do, or, hire three professional childcare providers who work an eight-hour shift, seven days a week.

Anyone who figures they can [dishonestly]cut corners by hiring a live-in care provider to work at their beck-n-call 24/6 like in the slave days - expose themselves to big $$$$ lawsuits. Raising a child is a hassle. Two children is double-hassle.

Here is another hint: hire a retiree who has raised her own children and knows how to lovingly provide "grandMother" attention for your precious twins instead of getting skewed by a Nanny agency.

By the way, everybody, a child care provider is NOT also your housecleaner. A childcare provider pays as much as $2,300.00 for vehicle insurance in California. For the paltry $10.00/hour that many of you pay your "nanny" - how dare you demand that the nanny's vehicle is at your disposal to shuttle your kids around to school, sports activities, ballet, museum, and shopping malls. Shame on you!

1655 days ago
17.

Stupidbitch    

Lisa Marie Presley is an un-educated idiot who wanted two more kids and now can't even watch them herself, what a waste of invitro.
How this woman is anyone's hero is beyond me. Elvis may have adored the girl, but he would be disgusted with the woman she has become.

1655 days ago
18.

eddie s    

Hey if you even bothered to take care of your own children,,you wouldn't have had the problem in the first place...Your to selfish to have children..so you dump them on a Nanny...and you got what your deserved..

1654 days ago
19.

jcreamleap    

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1654 days ago
20.

something smells    

LISA MARIE.......RAISE AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN BABIES AND DON'T HIRE STRANGERS TO DO YOUR JOB!

1654 days ago
21.

emily    

dont come with that "she was pregnant" crap. did you see her last week? elvis's birthday? she is ENORMOUS. bigger than when she was pregnant. her 65 yo mother looks way better than her.
lisa marie has no occupation whatsoever(besides spending her father's money).

1654 days ago
22.

summerfun    

Lisa -Marie is a fantastic artist her 2 cds are great shes also a devoted parent and loves being a mom. i cant wait for her next album.

1654 days ago
23.

Luv4LMP!!    

2 all the LMP haters...keep them comments to yurselves. This is a lesson for LMP to not trust..just anyone. Much luv to Lisa and to her family. Happy Birthday Elvis :)

1654 days ago
24.

emily    

she has fans! LMFAO

1654 days ago
25.

Why Not    

The woman is freaky! What was Lisa Marie thinking and what criteria did she use when she chose her? The woman took pictures. Nannies do not get 15 min coffee breaks! Who takes care of the kids during that 15 min? Nannies eat with the kids. Who takes care of the kids during her 'lunch hour'? Or do the kids just go unattended?
Anyone who truly wants to be a nanny, works during the hours the parents are not there, up to 12 hours a day. Then, you hire a 2nd nanny. Did she really think that the woman who is on the other shift, 7:00 PM to &7:00 AM was going to cover her extra dry, zero fat, double espresso latte break?
If you don't like the job description you don't take the job. You don't take pics, and you don't sue your employer when you quit, if you ever plan to work as a nanny again.
Get real. The woman wanted money. Period.

1654 days ago
26.

Only 2%...    

...I was reading this and, all of a sudden, it dawned on me--"I know her". Christine was a good friend of mine in college! She's an absolute sweetheart, a Christian girl, with grown children now. She was always one of those girls that got taken advantage of. I can't imagine there isn't another side to the story...

1654 days ago
27.

Jay    

Raise your own kids, Lisa! Why in the world can't celebrities and wealthy people raise their own kids?! WHY do they always pawn them off on a nanny, etc. to raise? WHY do they even have them if they want someone else to raise them? I really do NOT understand. No way in h*ll someone else would raise my kids, that's horrible. This situation would not have happened if Lisa took responsibility for her own children, but when you hand them off to someone else to raise, well, what would you expect, problems.

1654 days ago
28.

LH    

/31. The woman is freaky! What was Lisa Marie thinking and what criteria did she use when she chose her? The woman took pictures. Nannies do not get 15 min coffee breaks! Who takes care of the kids during that 15 min? Nannies eat with the kids. Who takes care of the kids during her 'lunch hour'? Or do the kids just go unattended?
Anyone who truly wants to be a nanny, works during the hours the parents are not there, up to 12 hours a day. Then, you hire a 2nd nanny. Did she really think that the woman who is on the other shift, 7:00 PM to &7:00 AM was going to cover her extra dry, zero fat, double espresso latte break?
If you don't like the job description you don't take the job. You don't take pics, and you don't sue your employer when you quit, if you ever plan to work as a nanny again.
Get real. The woman wanted money. Period.

Posted at 9:11PM on Jan 12th 2010 by Why Not
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You have a pervasive fantasy about the nanny having to work a 12-hour shift. Not in California. Lisa Marie can afford a house cleaner. That person can cover the nanny during the legal 30-60 minute lunch break; and legal 15 minute break in each the morning and in the afternoon. That is why domestic workers need to unionize.

1654 days ago
29.

SweetAddeline    

no offense, but seeing as how these people (yes, hollywood) use and abuse the people around them just as much as they are used and abused, I wouldn't necessarily believe her allegations against the nanny that are probably just to cover her ass. I really hope this girl didn't sign something that would keep her silent from a defamation of character lawsuit, because it sounds like she needs one. Otherwise I hope she has another career lined up.

I get so sick of people who think they are something special just because their parents made their millions for them. Your father was great, honey, but ummmm what exactly did you bring to the table? Yeah, that's what I thought. nadda. Who gives a crap if someone takes photos of your kids, whom you probably don't even see enough of to take photos.

I hear the nanny diaries calling. Shut your fat trap Mrs X!

1654 days ago
30.

SweetAddeline    

31. The woman is freaky! What was Lisa Marie thinking and what criteria did she use when she chose her? The woman took pictures. Nannies do not get 15 min coffee breaks! Who takes care of the kids during that 15 min? Nannies eat with the kids. Who takes care of the kids during her 'lunch hour'? Or do the kids just go unattended?
Anyone who truly wants to be a nanny, works during the hours the parents are not there, up to 12 hours a day. Then, you hire a 2nd nanny. Did she really think that the woman who is on the other shift, 7:00 PM to &7:00 AM was going to cover her extra dry, zero fat, double espresso latte break?
If you don't like the job description you don't take the job. You don't take pics, and you don't sue your employer when you quit, if you ever plan to work as a nanny again.
Get real. The woman wanted money. Period.
Posted at 9:11PM on Jan 12th 2010 by Why Not


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Your argument or idea of a nanny at least is entirely flawed. As a student who has nannied for 3 years, I'd like to say if you need two nannies to take care of your children on two separate 12 hour shifts, then you shouldn't have HAD children to begin with and I hope the children are taken away for neglect. I think any of the families I have worked for - which thank heavens, I've been blessed with wonderful - would agree.

If I ever had to work 12 hour shifts (which in all 3 years was only once when the parents went away for a vacation alone - first one without their children) the grandparents came to release me for 2-3 hours in the afternoons so I could rest. Just like parents need breaks from their kids once in a while, same applies to someone who watches your children for extensive hours on end and is expected to entertain them so they dont watch tv and play computer games all day.

There is a line between being a good parent and a good person and neglecting your job as a parent and neglecting the people who work for you. Just because the nannies trap has been shut - don't jump to conclusions.

1654 days ago
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