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Usher's Ex-Nanny Sues

I Busted My Ass For You

You Owe Me

5/13/2013 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10:00 PM PST --
A source connected with Usher tells TMZ ... this is a frivolous lawsuit and all the allegations made by the former nanny are completely false.

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Usher
has secretly been stiffing the nanny ... financially ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Cecilia Duncan is suing the singer, claiming Usher hired her as a part-time nanny back in December 2010 and she worked her ass off caring for his two sons (aged 4 and 5) often exceeding 40 hours per week.

According to the lawsuit, Cecilia felt like she was being overworked without being paid overtime ... and expressed her concerns to Usher in 2011 that she was being shafted.

Cecilia says Usher ignored her complaints for more than a year ... and finally fired her ass last September without paying her overtime money.

She's now suing for wrongful termination, failure to pay wages, and more -- demanding unspecified damages. Sources close to the lawsuit tell us she wants in the six-figure range.

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spectator72    

People with popularity ,famous pay for very little .Someone is always paying for drinks or food .They have a lot of items or gifts handed to them from friendly companies .just so the product gets free advertising ..If a Nanny works 40hrs per week and anything over don't think it's because the nanny wants to hang around ,They are not friends they are employee's on a high pressure job ,With all the paper work the nanny signs .Always have to be careful what is said or you they speak too .Most are just small contracts that don't fall in with labor laws .Most times with wrong understandings the family wants something for nothing .Which is probably happening here .No nanny is paid well enough .

444 days ago
17.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

I know, here comes another working class hero bs story. She should have done something as it was happening. Now she wants to make herself look like David against Goliath. Go find anoither celebrity to hire you so you can swindlem them, too.

444 days ago
18.

spectator72    

People with popularity ,famous pay for very little .Someone is always paying for drinks or food .They have a lot of items or gifts handed to them from friendly companies .just so the product gets free advertising ..If a Nanny works 40hrs per week and anything over don't think it's because the nanny wants to hang around ,They are not friends they are employee's on a high pressure job ,With all the paper work the nanny signs .Always have to be careful what is said or you they speak too .Most are just small contracts that don't fall in with labor laws .Most times with wrong understandings the family wants something for nothing .Which is probably happening here .No nanny is paid well enough .

444 days ago
19.

Joao    

Keep in mind she's dealing with the California Celebrity Courts that will pervert, rewrite and ignore the law to cover a celebrities' ass---but I hope she soaks him. Rich folks of all ilk are notorious for screwing nannies, and other domestic help that not in the public eye... I can only begin to imagine how slaves in this country were abused---

444 days ago
20.

AV    

As I stated in my last comment, signs when artist start losing fame and money is when they start not paying Nannies and then next will be the ex's, and then stop paying their debts, and the IRS, and then end up in prison for some reasons, happens all the time, these guys when their making tons of money and tons of children’s, and when there not making tons of money, they stop taken responsibilities, never fails?

444 days ago
21.

joe bob    

A cheap black person? Say it ain't so! I worked as a waiter for years and the second we saw black people coming into the restaurant we all hoped they would not sit in our section. They think they should get the world served on a silver f****** platter and not leave a decent tip!!! Cheap cheap cheap!!!

444 days ago
22.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Here's my ticket, usher. Show me to my seat and wipe it with a rag before I sit down usher. Ha ha sweep the floor usher, after I throw my trash on the floor....

444 days ago
23.

backfire    

When you work overtime, ask your employer to pay for the extra time. If you do not receive it, give your resignation.

444 days ago
24.

Jericho Morton    

"... this is a frivolous lawsuit and all the allegations made by the former nanny are completely false."

Ok Usher, how many hours a week did she work? Did you pay her overtime and if so, how much? She has opened the door with specific charges, you can't just answer with the three monkeys, surely?

444 days ago
25.

yourwelcome    

these celebrities is wrong! Someone else raising their children is the biggest favor of their lives some poor person is doing for them!

444 days ago
26.

onya    

What idiot works almost two years straight with out being paid properly and waits to she get fired to file a lawsuit norm people after a week or two with out pay would quit sound like the ex wife is behind this

444 days ago
27.

Sydney    

Um, Maybe she should have quit the first time she asked and he said know.

444 days ago
28.

buzz kill    

Pay up sucka.

444 days ago
29.

Blah    

Man F THAT NANNY! shes a con artist just like her daddy. All they care about is taking people's money. HA!

444 days ago
30.

kitnplayn    

Who earns $100,000.00 per year as a babysitter. Just because someone has money, doesn't mean you're entitled to it.

444 days ago
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