Despite Repeated Requests, Nanny Refuses To Leave Family's Home

| by Michael Allen

Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte are trying to evict a live-in nanny who refuses to leave their Upland, California, home.

CBS Los Angeles filmed Ralph serving Diane Stretton, the 64-year-old nanny, with a "three-day quit notice" (video below).

The Bracamontes say Stretton was good the first couple of months of her employment, but then stopped working and complained of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The first time the Bracamontes served Stretton with a "three-day quit notice" the judge ruled on the nanny's side because the couple did not fill out the papers correctly. The judge ruled that Stretton could stay and go as she wishes, until the family legally evicts her.

“[The police] told me it was now a civil matter,” Marcella told CBS Los Angeles. “I have to [legally] evict her. So this lady is welcome inside my house, anytime she wants, to eat my food anytime she wants and harass me, basically. I’m now a victim in my home, and it’s completely legal.”

Stretton refused to answer questions from CBS Los Angeles, but must answer the "three-day quit notice" in three days.

“Now, this person is in our house, and I have to go to work," added Ralph. "My kids are still here, my wife is still here. She towers over my wife, my kids. And I know there is nothing I can do about it.”

The Bracamontes told ABC News that Stretton has been involved in 36 lawsuits and is on California’s Vexatious Litigant Lists for abusing the state legal system.

“Anyone who looks at her crooked, she sues,” said Marcella, who added that the nanny is threatening to sue the Bracamontes for wrongful firing and elder abuse.

Sources: ABC News and CBS Los Angeles